Epidural Lysis of Adhesions


Back pain can occur due to many different reasons. When your pain is no longer temporary a different intervention may be necessary.

Before you consider back surgery come to Performance Pain & Sports Medicine for expert, quality treatment and care, we exhaust conservative, non-surgical spine treatments first.

Epidural Lysis of Adhesions

Epidural Lysis of Adhesions is a procedure performed to remove excessive scarring in the epidural space.

Epidural Lysis of Adhesions is due to scar tissue that may restrict the natural movement of nerves causing inflammation and pain. Patients who have had prior neck or back surgery but still have persistent pain may benefit from this procedure along with patients who have herniated disks. The Epidural is x-ray (fluoroscope) guided, a contrast dye is injected to locate the scared area, and a catheter is used to inject a special medication to help break-up the scarring as well as to mechanically break-up the scared tissue. Finally, a mixture of steroids and local anesthetics will be injected to decreased the inflammation and provide pain relief after the break-up of adhesions.

What are the Benefits of Epidural Lysis of Adhesions Injection?

  • Minimally Invasive
  • Short Recovery
  • High Success Rate
  • Same Day Procedure
  • Small Incision & Minimal Scar Tissue Formation

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