Racz Epidural Neurolysis | Illinois Pain Institute

Racz Epidural Neurolysis

Description

 

This Procedure involves passing Racz epidural catheter into the epidural space and injecting medicine directly at the site of nerve injury or adhesion to decrease the pain and break up adhesions.

 

How It’s Performed

 

A catheter is placed in the epidural space through which a solution of medication and local anesthetic can provide profound analgesia. It is optimal to place the epidural catheter close to the patient’s painful dermatome as possible.

 

Candidates For This Procedure

 

Patients in members with epidural adhesions, adhesive arachnoiditis, or failed back syndrome from multiple previous surgeries for herniated lumbar disk are candidates.

 

How Long It Takes

 

Typically this procedure takes about 30 to 50 minutes.

 

Recovery

 

General soreness at the injection site as well as in your lower back for up to two weeks.

 

Results

 

Most patients report pain relief and increased mobility for two months or longer.