RACZ Procedure

RACZ Procedure

What is the Epidurolysis or RACZ Procedure?

The Epidurolyis or Racz Procedure is used to dissolve scar tissue around entrapped nerves in the epidural space of the spine allowing medications to reach the affected area(s). Scarring is commonly caused from bleeding in the Epidural space after back surgery and healing process. The Racz Procedure works to reduce back pain by targeting either the thoracic, lumbar, cervical or caudal regions of the spine. It is helpful for patients with chronic back pain and those suffering from spinal disc herniation.

Many patients have had success following the Racz Procedure with a relief of the chronic pain for anywhere from one week to several months. Although it is not a permanent solution, the procedure has helped individuals gain quality of life through improvement movement. ~ Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly

What is the Epidurolysis or RACZ Procedure Process And Recovery?

RACZ Procedure

The procedure takes up to 30 minutes. The injection consists of a mixture of anesthetic, a steroid medication, X-Ray Dye, and hyaluronidase. The procedure is performed while the patient is lying on his/her stomach. Patients are monitored with blood pressure cuff, blood oxygen-monitory device and an EKG. The skin on the back is cleaned with antiseptic and then the procedure proceeds. The recovery process and time after the RACZ procedure is minimal. Some of the most common symptoms include localized soreness at the injection site and temporary urinary difficulty. Post-procedure medication, limited activity and a refrain from driving for 24 hours are part of the post recovery process. Most patients can return to work the day after the procedure.

 

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