Nerve Adhesiolysis

What is Nerve Adhesiolysis?

Nerve Adhesiolysis is the treatment option available that may help to release the formation of scar tissue around the nerves. This allows other therapies such as steroids to reach their target nerve without obstruction.

Who can Benefit from Nerve Adhesiolysis in Los Angeles?

Nerve Adhesiolysis was initially designed to treat pain that arises from radiculopathy secondary to the scar tissue formation in the epidural area, after a surgical procedure. Adhesiolysis can be applied in a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • FBSS or Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Facet pain
  • Degenerative arthritis of severe stage
  • Pain syndrome of spinal cord non-response to the spinal opiates
  • Vertebral compression fracture caused from the metastatic carcinoma of the spine.
  • Damage or degeneration of the spinal disks
  • Postlaminectomy syndrome of the neck region and of the back region
  • Leg pain
  • Thoracic disk related pain in the abdomen and also reflected on the chest wall

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How is Nerve Adhesiolysis Performed?

The procedure can be started by visualizing the target tissue with fluoro or ultrasound. With fluoro, contrast material is injected to localize the scar tissue, and then a catheter is inserted into the area with the medications to dissolve the scar tissue and to reduce the inflammation. The medications injected through the catheter are omnipaque, hypertonic saline, Hyaluronidase, local anesthetics, and steroids. The entire process lasts less than an hour and can go home immediately after the procedure.

What are the Outcomes?

During a randomized trial, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians found that ketamine can bring short-term relief in greater degree in comparison with its long-term pain relief. It is also believed that the use of this minimally invasive Nerve Adhesiolysis procedure may help the patients to decrease the use of painkillers and helps to improve the quality of life.

What are the Contraindications?

Every medical procedure has its limitations. Nerve Adhesiolysis is also bounded by its own limitations or contraindications. The absolute contraindication to Nerve Adhesiolysis or Epidural lysis of adhesions can be:
  • Formation of Syrinx
  • Sepsis or Severe immunocompromised state
  • Chronic or long-term infections
  • Coagulopathy
  • Localized infection around or in the area of procedure

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