Epidural Adhesiolysis

Chicago Personal Injury Centers is committed to providing advanced and effective treatments for individuals dealing with a range of injuries and chronic conditions in Chicago, Illinois. Epidural adhesiolysis is a specialized medical injection that can bring significant relief to those experiencing chronic pain, particularly in the back and spine areas. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the details of epidural adhesiolysis and how it plays a vital role in managing and alleviating pain for our patients.

Understanding Epidural Adhesiolysis

Epidural adhesiolysis is a minimally invasive procedure designed to relieve pain and improve mobility by breaking down adhesions within the epidural space. Adhesions are fibrous bands of scar tissue that can form in the epidural space of the spine due to various factors, including surgery, injury, or chronic inflammation. These adhesions can lead to pain by restricting the movement of the spinal nerves or causing nerve compression.

The procedure involves the use of a specialized catheter that is carefully guided into the epidural space, followed by the administration of medication to break down the adhesions and reduce inflammation. This targeted approach allows for precise relief of pain and improved function.

Common Conditions Treated

Epidural adhesiolysis is often prescribed to address pain associated with various conditions, including:

  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS): Patients who continue to experience pain after previous spine surgery can find relief through epidural adhesiolysis.
  • Spinal Stenosis: This condition involves the narrowing of the spinal canal, often leading to nerve compression and chronic pain.
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome: After spinal surgery, some individuals may develop adhesions, leading to ongoing pain and discomfort.
  • Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates from the spine into the limbs, often caused by pinched nerves due to adhesions.

Benefits of Epidural Adhesiolysis

  • Targeted Pain Relief: Epidural adhesiolysis precisely targets the source of pain within the epidural space, providing localized relief and improved function.
  • Minimally Invasive: This procedure is minimally invasive, resulting in shorter recovery times and reduced risk compared to more invasive surgical interventions.
  • Improved Mobility: By breaking down adhesions and reducing inflammation, epidural adhesiolysis can enhance mobility and help patients regain range of motion.
  • Prolonged Relief: The effects of epidural adhesiolysis can last longer than traditional epidural steroid injections, providing more sustained pain relief.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Reduced pain and improved mobility contribute to an enhanced overall quality of life for patients.

The Procedure

The epidural adhesiolysis procedure typically takes place in our advanced facility in Chicago. Here’s an overview of what you can expect:

  • Evaluation: Before the procedure, our experienced physicians will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your condition, including a review of your medical history and a physical examination.
  • Anesthesia: You will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area around the injection site, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure.
  • Catheter Placement: A specialized catheter is carefully guided into the epidural space using advanced imaging techniques, such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound.
  • Medication Delivery: The medication, which includes a mixture of local anesthetics and anti-inflammatory drugs, is administered through the catheter to break down adhesions and reduce inflammation.
  • Monitoring: You will be closely monitored during and after the procedure to ensure your safety and comfort.


Epidural adhesiolysis at Chicago Personal Injury Centers offers hope and relief to individuals dealing with chronic pain related to spinal adhesions and other conditions. Our commitment to utilizing the latest medical advancements, combined with our expert team of physicians, ensures that you receive the highest level of care in Chicago, Illinois. If you are struggling with chronic pain, contact us today to explore how epidural adhesiolysis can be an integral part of your personalized pain management plan. At Chicago Personal Injury Centers, we are dedicated to helping you regain your quality of life and find lasting relief from your condition. Your journey to a pain-free future begins here.

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