Physicians have found the cure for persistent spinal pain

Persistent spinal pain is the major overall cause of disability in our society. It can be a result of a number of disorders with joints, nerves, muscles, ligaments and central pain sensing, which are all contributing factors. To achieveĀ  the optimal results, it is essential to recognize the contributing factors and aim them with suitable treatments

One aspect which may add to chronic spinal pain is the scar tissue formation near the nerve root. This can influence the nerves and restricts the flow of blood, hence causing Radicular pattern nerve pain. There are several reasons that lead to scar tissue formation

The most common are the post surgical- scarring and fibrosis after a common disc degeneration events such as disc tears, bulging out of the disc and prolapse

Rare causes of spinal pain involve infections, hematoma or contrast dyes injected during the imaging procedure

Epidural steroid injections are commonly slightly invasive treatment for Radicular nerve pain. It can also be done as a traditional treatment for spinal stenosis or a pinched spinal canal pain

These injections can be potentially effective by;

  • Helping with the elimination of provocation that causes inflammation
  • Retarding the inflammation response and pain receptors
  • Relieving nerve swelling

Though these injections are generally beneficial, however in some cases, they are not helpful. This might be because of;

  • The injection may not reach the aimed location
  • The injections fail to loosen scar tissue formation that is the main cause of pain in some cases

Racz Epidural Nuerolysis treatment addresses these two ailments. With this procedure a small, pliable, steerable catheter is placed into the epidural space and aimed under the X-ray guidance to the targeted area. A combination of saline, contrasting pigment is administered to ease the way of the catheter and break up the scar tissue formation once the appropriate flow of the injector is facilitated at the aimed location, steroids are injected for optimal therapeutic benefits

Usually with this method, initial blockage to catheter path and injector flow is reduced by the procedure and the physician can be more satisfied that the aimed area is treated, as compared to the simple epidural techniques. This method allows aiming highly medicinal areas such as previous surgical area, that are usually not reached with simple epidural techniques

A Racz Epidural Neurolysis is recommended method when aiming peculiarly atĀ  the cervical spine. The catheter can be administered safely and easily through the upper thoracic spine and guided upwards to the head to reach the desired location

Simple epidural injections at a cervical levels and transformational epidural injection at cervical levels are more complicated and offer less pliability while administering the needle

An ample amount of research supports the use of Racz epidural neurolysis as a safe technique with better outcomes as compared with simple epidural methods in patients with back pain and scar tissue formation