If you can’t find relief for chronic back pain with medications but aren’t ready for surgery, it’s time to consider the benefits of neuroplasty. At the Brain and Spine Center of South Florida, the experienced medical team performs outpatient neuroplasty procedures to treat spinal stenosis, herniated discs, or traumatic spine injuries. The providers treat inflamed, irritated nerves with a medicated solution delivered directly into your spine, so you can enjoy long-lasting back pain relief. Call the office in Palm Beach Gardens or Delray Beach, Florida, to schedule a neuroplasty consultation or book an appointment online today.
Neuroplasty is a treatment option for chronic back pain that develops from a buildup of scar tissue in the spine. This minimally invasive procedure delivers medications directly into your spine to break up scar tissue and alleviate pressure on your nerves.
You might develop scar tissue if you experience spine trauma or develop overuse injuries in your spine. Scar tissue can also be the result of failed back surgery. The excess issue irritates and compresses your spinal nerves, triggering persistent back pain and limiting your spine’s function.
The Brain and Spine Center of South Florida offers neuroplasty procedures in the office on an outpatient basis to help you achieve long-lasting relief of chronic back pain.
You might be a candidate for neuroplasty if you have an underlying spine condition and other treatments aren’t working well.
The Brain and Spine Center of South Florida providers may recommend neuroplasty as part of your care plan for:
Often, neuroplasty provides significant pain relief, so you can delay or avoid surgery. You might also be a candidate for neuroplasty if existing health issues prevent you from having surgery.
During your neuroplasty procedure at the Brain and Spine Center of South Florida, your provider inserts a catheter into the scar tissue on your spine. They use fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray technology, to guide the catheter into place.
Through the catheter, the team injects a medicated solution to open up the scar tissue and relieve pressure on your spinal nerves. The saline solution contains a steroid to reduce inflammation and a local anesthetic to ease pain.
Neuroplasty requires minimal downtime, and you can expect to go home soon after your treatment is complete. Many people return to their usual activities within a few days.
You may notice a reduction in your pain right away, but it can take several days or weeks to see the full benefit of neuroplasty. The medical team may suggest that you do stretching exercises at home as your pain resolves to prevent additional nerve compression and irritation.
Call the Brain and Spine Center of South Florida office near you to schedule a neuroplasty consultation or book an appointment online today.