The years of work, study, stress and anxiety, product of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, often take their toll. There is nothing we do that does not affect our health, from the simplest habits and diet to the emotions that we allow to germinate in us, such as stress and anxiety. And it is that, many times, this translates into back pain or muscular discomfort. Lumbar conditions can have a negative impact on our quality of life, causing us to not have restful sleep and to feel constantly tired and fatigued. In fact, low back pain, among other similar conditions, is the main cause of absenteeism in the world. In addition, it must be taken into account that the occurrence of the covid-19 virus pandemic revealed that these problems are becoming more and more prevalent, and, as a consequence of confinements and working from home, they have worsened. Today we tell you how to identify if you are having lumbar problems, what the Lumbar rhizolysis and when to visit the spine specialist doctor.
How to identify lumbar ailments?
The lumbar region is the region between the thoracic (chest) region of the spine and the sacrum. Pain in this area is one of the reasons for more doctor visits, according to the US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the causes are often many and varied; among the most common are injuries such as sprains or muscle strains, due to sudden movements or overexertion while carrying heavy objects. It can also be caused by the presence of diseases such as spinal cancer, arthritis, kidney infections and more. But, due to frequent causes, low back pain has a higher incidence in people between 30 and 50 years old.
What is lumbar rhizolysis?
Medicine is a science that is in constant evolution and development, a vast, necessary and demanding discipline at the academic level, since each patient is a world and it is a world that seeks to take giant steps This low back pain is not alien to scientific study . Experts have developed lumbar rhizolysis as a way to give a positive response to the ailments of those who suffer from conditions or injuries in this region. Lumbar rhizolysis is a procedure performed on the nerves of the joints of the spine, which are the ones that report low back pain. It is a non-invasive surgical technique that works through punctures and does not require hospital admission. In addition, radiofrequency is used, which is applied through a special needle. The heat produced by the radiofrequency at the tip of the needle will cancel the function of the nerves responsible for the pain.
How is the procedure performed?
The rhizolysis treatment It is performed in the operating room, but on an outpatient basis, so recovery is very fast. But calm down! You will not feel pain, your trusted doctor will apply local anesthesia and will be assisted by a previous X-ray control. The procedure lasts between 20 and 40 minutes. Once the intervention begins, the following phases will be performed: You will be asked to lie face down. Local anesthesia will be applied to the affected area, before starting the procedure. The radiofrequency needle is inserted, directed towards the specific nerve, under X-ray control. Once the needle is in the correct position, a series of tests are performed to locate the nerve that is causing the pain and ensure that it is in the correct position. During these tests you may notice tingling. Once all the tests have been carried out, the affected nerve will be injured (rhizolysis), which lasts approximately one minute.
What is the specialist doctor to perform this procedure?
The doctor who performs this procedure is a traumatologist, a spine specialist. You can schedule an appointment with the best professional experts on the subject by visiting the Hospital Ochoa website.