epidurolysis [adhesinolysis]


epidurolysis [adhesinolysis]

Why is epidermolysis performed?

Epidermolysis is performed to treat a range of conditions causing pain in the back, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Back injury
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Epidural scarring caused by bleeding into the Epidural space

It is sometimes performed to avoid more invasive treatments, such as Spinal Surgery.

What is a Racz procedure?

A Racz catheter procedure (occasionally called epidural adhesiolysis) is used to free nerves from scar tissue in the spine. The scar tissue can then irritate nearby spinal nerve roots causing pain radiating from the back to the legs. Freeing the nerves may reduce pain and allow medications to reach irritated nerves

Is back surgery a good idea?

Back surgery might be an option if conservative treatments haven't worked and your pain is persistent and disabling. Back surgery often more predictably relieves associated pain or numbness that goes down one or both arms or legs. These symptoms often are caused by compressed nerves in your spine

When it's time for Surgery

A degenerative spinal condition like stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) that's causing side effects, like weakness. Weakness or numbness in your arms and legs. Trouble walking or using your hands. Lost bladder or bowel control because of a problem with the nerves in your back

Does bone grow back after a laminectomy?

A laminectomy removes the entire lamina. Removal of the lamina allows more room for the nerves of the spine and reduces the irritation and inflammation of the spinal nerves. The lamina does not grow back. Instead, scar tissue grows over the bone, replacing the lamina, and protects the spinal nerves

What are the side effects of a laminectomy?

  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clots
  • Spinal fluid leak
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Worsening of chronic back pain.
  • Risks associated with anaesthesia

What is percutaneous Adhesiolysis?

Percutaneous adhesiolysis, also known as the Racz procedure, provides relief to patients who have not responded to epidural injections. We have seven high-quality randomized studies showing that it is safe and effective. Percutaneous adhesiolysis treats scarring in the epidural space

What is percutaneous epidural Adhesiolysis?

Epidural lysis of adhesions (LOA), also known as percutaneous adhesiolysis or the Racz procedure, is a minimally invasive spine surgery that involves the dissolution of epidural scar tissue by mechanical means to facilitate the spread of analgesics in an effort to alleviate pain

What is an infusion in the back?

RACZ Epidural Neurolysis is an injection (or series of injections) into the spine, as therapy for chronic back pain. The injection is repeated 4 times during the 2 days in house treatment. Back pain is complex and has many causes.