Neuroplasty is a general term that refers to any sort of nerve surgery. At Pain Care, we perform a specific neuroplasty procedure called RACZ caudal neurolysis for patients in the Metro Atlanta area and surrounding parts of Georgia. Our skilled medical professionals can use this outpatient procedure to alleviate the lower back pain and leg pain that can be caused by scarring from a previous back surgery.
During this kind of neuroplasty, a patient lies down on a pillow and is given local anesthesia to numb the area to be treated – the opening of the sacrum, a portion of the spine near the tailbone. With the area numbed, the physician then injects a contrast dye. This dye shows up on an X-ray machine called a fluoroscope, giving the physician a way to see the internal structure of the spine clearly as he or she works. Using an instrument known as a RACZ catheter, for which this type of neuroplasty is named, a doctor can then inject a combination of steroid medication and anesthetic drug around the nerve affected by scar tissue growth. This combination can dissolve scar tissue and help resolve the pain, weakness, numbness, and other symptoms caused by pinched nerves.
When you turn to Pain Care for your neuroplasty treatment, you can be sure that we’ll provide you with the same personalized, compassionate care that we provide to all of our Atlanta, GA, patients. That means you’ll benefit from:
- Our physicians’ extensive knowledge, which is put to use not only during neuroplasty procedures but in every office visit and examination
- Quick scheduling, which generally includes booking an initial appointment within 48 hours of receiving your referral or inquiry
- A comprehensive approach to care, which could include minimally invasive procedures like neuroplasty, as well as medication, physical therapy, and other recommendations tailored to your needs and goals.
To learn more about neuroplasty, Pain Care, and our unique approach to treatment, contact us today. You can also request an appointment at one of our Metro Atlanta, GA, locations by completing our online form.