Epidural adhesions is an excessive build-up of scarring in the epidural space in the lumbar spine, due to leakage into the lumbar spine’s epidural space following surgical intervention. Adhesions can cause persistent leg pain.
What are Epidural Lysis of Adhesions?
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions is a more aggressive approach to a typical epidural steroid injection. An epidural lysis of adhesions is a procedure that was developed to help decrease chronic low back pain due to adhesions and scar tissue formation.
This is a catheter injected procedure and is inserted into the epidural space in order to access the area of adhesions. Epidural adhesions are most commonly observed following surgical intervention of the spine, leakage of disc material into the epidural space following annular tear or an inflammatory response. Scar tissue may restrict movement of nerves causing inflammation, therefore, creating pain.