What is epiduralysis? My doctor is recommending it to me. I have had three back surgeries and have developed problems from all the scar tissue.

Eiduralysis is a treatment for people who have scar tissue around the nerve roots of their spine. This scar tissue sometimes forms after injury or surgery. It can cause back pain and pain down the leg. Doctors use special dye that shows up on a special imaging test in order to see where scar tissue has built up around the nerve roots of the spine. Then they inject either a corticosteroid, a saline solution, or a special enzyme called hyaluronidase into the area.

Epiduralysis has been used for about 10 years. It generally gives good short-term relief for people with severe back pain and pain that shoots down the leg. The pain relief can last from three to twelve months people. However, epiduralysis treatments don't last forever. Many people need more than one treatment. Epiduralysis is also more effective when it is used along with other strategies to manage pain.