RACZ Procedure/Epiduroscopy

RACZ Procedure/Epiduroscopy

Racz Treatments

Percutaneous adhesiolysis, also called the RACZ procedure or epiduroscopy, is a minimally invasive, interventional procedure that breaks up scar tissue in the epidural space. Epidural scarring can arise from spinal surgery, the aging process, or spinal arthritis. If left untreated, it can result in nerve root compression, causing chronic back and leg pain. The RACZ procedure, founded by Dr. Racz, is performed using x-ray guidance and a special spring catheter to administer an anesthetic and steroid medication. During the procedure, a physician may also use pulsed radiofrequency energy to encourage nerve regeneration. Patients may experience several weeks or months of pain relief after the procedure.

The first step in treating your pain is to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, you and your doctor can determine your best treatment options. At The Pain Center, we offer traditional and state-of-the-art therapies to treat your pain and help get you back to your normal activities.

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