Long Island Neurosurgical & Spinal Associates (LINSA)
Pain Alleviation

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 Epidural Fibrosis
Description
Scarring of spinal nerve roots in spinal canal
 
Cause
Surgery, chronic disk herniations, stenosis, trauma, infection
 
Treatment
Good candidate for Spinal Cord Stimulator
Surgical exploration and "lysis" of adhesions may be beneficial
 
Example
Patient had a  herniated disk with scar tissue around nerve root
Persistent radicular pain
Unsuccessful conservative treatments
 
Results
50-60% pain relief
Decreased need for medication
Increased activity level; returned to work