Lysis of Adhesions, raczs procedure, adhesiolysis, is a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment that is used to treat chronic, back and neck pain due to scar tissue formation. Scar tissue can form around nerve roots, causing constant unrelenting pain.
If you have pain from prior surgeries or prolonged neck or back pain, you might benefit from this procedure.
Before the procedure, an IV line is started so that the patient can relax as needed.
Fluoroscopy, a real time X-ray machine is used in order to assure proper placement of the needle. With x-ray guidance the needle is then advanced to the targeted area until correct placement is obtained.
After the needle position is confirmed, a catheter, also known as a guide wire, is placed into the epidural space.
Once the catheter is positioned correctly, several medications are injected to dissolve the scare tissue. This helps reduce nerve inflammation and irritation.
This procedure generally takes fifteen to thirty minutes.
After the procedure, Patients should obtain pain relief within 48 hours after the procedure.
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