If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may be offered an epiduroplasty (also called the Racz procedure). This involves inserting a small tube called a catheter with a camera into your spine. A specialist can see images of the nerves and tissue in your spine and diagnose the cause of your back pain. They can then inject medicines to dissolve the scar tissue around the nerves.
An epiduroplasty can ease the pressure on irritated nerves in your spine. As scarred tissue is removed, medicines can reach the nerves that are causing your pain more easily. This can be an effective way to relieve chronic back pain. It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes about one hour. The Orthopaedics Department at Highgate diagnoses and treats all types of problems affecting the spine. Our leading spinal team ensure that you get the best possible care from your diagnosis to rehabilitation.
At Highgate Private Hospital, we understand that spinal problems are a common cause of pain, reduced mobility and loss of earnings. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for an epiduroplasty procedure and one follow-up appointment. Prices start from £1,685 (terms and conditions apply). For more information, please call our self-pay advisers on 020 3918 9463.