Chronic radicular back pain treatment in the new video
21. 12. 2016
An epidural adhesiolysis procedure is carried out for patients with chronic nerve root (radicular) back pain. It uses pulsed radiofrequencies, also with the help of new technology – the Epi Navigator Cath Flex, a navigable radio-frequency catheter. This new educational video presents the course and the benefits it brings.
The source of this pain is the dorsal root ganglion, i.e. the site where the nerve root enters/leaves.The catheter’s electrode introduces an electric current to the spinal nerve at moderate temperatures (approx. 42 °C). The electromagnetic fields and the use of radiofrequency pulses then disrupt the perception of painful stimuli. The catheter is introduced through the hiatus sacralis, a natural anatomical hole in the sacrum. The radiofrequency pulse surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, the operation last about 30 minutes. The entire operation has permanent x-ray guidance.
The Epi Navigator has properties that allow two types of treatment – pulsed radiofrequencies and a drug applied to the point of pain by an infusion system. MUDr. Robert Rapčan, FIPP, Medical Director, EuroPainClinics®, stated in this context: „The advantage of Epi Navigator is that as a one-off neuromodulation treatment in the form of pulse radio frequencies it is possible to use it to treat several structures simultaneously at different levels. In essence it is possible to provide multilevel and bilateral treatment of the neural structures in one session, which is often a big advantage for the patient.”
Pulse radiofrequency treatment brings long-term results, however, if necessary, it is possible to repeat the operation or to proceed to another method that is more permanent.
The new video you can see on our Youtube channel here