What is epiduroscopy/adhesiolysis?
Epiduroscopy is a method of directly visualizing and potentially treating pain generators inside of the spinal column. A small flexible fiberoptic catheter is inserted through a tiny incision and the areas of concern can be visualized on a video monitor. Medication can then be injected through the same catheter.
What are the main uses of epiduroscopy/adhesiolysis?
Adhesions, or scar tissue, that may be pulling on or irritating specific nerve roots can sometimes be effectively stretched or loosened using this device. By so doing, steroids injected through the catheter can be more effective.
Who benefits from epiduroscopy/adhesiolysis?
Anyone with low back pain or sciatic and a history of an inflamed disc or prior surgery can potentially benefit.