How Does Neurolysis Work?

By interrupting the nerve impulses, neurolysis can effectively relieve pain and discomfort, restoring a patient's quality of life. This procedure can be performed using several different techniques, each tailored to the patient's specific needs and medical history. If you are experiencing nerve-related pain or discomfort, neurolysis may be a good treatment option for you.

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What Conditions can Neurolysis be Ssed to Treat?

Neurolysis can be used to help manage symptoms of several conditions, including chronic pain syndromes, such as complex regional pain syndrome and phantom limb pain. Neurolysis can also be used to help:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Radial tunnel syndrome
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Peroneal nerve entrapment
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Chronic headaches

What is Nerve Decompression?

Nerve decompression is a surgical procedure that involves releasing tight fascia, muscle, tendon, and in some cases, the bone that compresses the nerve and cuts out the scar tissue surrounding it. The primary objective of this procedure is to create enough space for the nerve, enabling it to regenerate its outer myelin sheath.

By doing so, electrical signals can travel faster, leading to the eventual restoration of movement, feeling, and function. This procedure is vital in treating nerve-related conditions that affect a person's daily activities and quality of life. It is an effective and safe surgical procedure that provides relief from nerve-related pain and discomfort.

Is Neurolysis Nerve Decompression?

Neurolysis is a nerve decompression procedure that involves surgically freeing a damaged nerve from local tissue restrictions or adhesions. This can be done by: 

  • Using physical or chemical agents to temporarily degenerate the targeted nerve fibers, allowing the nerve to glide smoothly with joint movement. 
  • It can also involve cutting out scar tissue around the nerve to provide permanent relief from pain. 

Neurolysis can also be used to disrupt the transmission of nerve signals to the brain and is often used as an injection to damage celiac nerves located behind the pancreas.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Nerve Decompression?

Determining if you are a good candidate for neurolysis nerve decompression will depend on the underlying cause of your nerve damage, as well as your overall health and medical history. Patients with entrapment injuries or stretch-type injuries that cause nerve compression may be good candidates for neurolysis.

Additionally, patients with chronic pain syndromes, such as complex regional pain syndrome, or those with cancer-related pain may also benefit from this procedure. It's important to consult with a medical professional to assess your individual situation and determine if neurolysis is the right treatment option for you.

What is the Recovery From Neurolysis?

The recovery process for neurolysis may vary depending on the extent of the procedure and a patient's pre-existing medical condition. Generally, patients can expect some tenderness and swelling at the surgery site in the first few days after the procedure. Patients will typically be advised to rest for a few days after the procedure and may require pain medication to manage discomfort.

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Why Choose Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care?

Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care offers a state-of-the-art nerve center, equipped with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technology. We provide both surgical and non-surgical solutions for nerve pain or dysfunction and are focused purely on the technical aspects of surgery and treatment. The goal is for patients to achieve relief from their symptoms, whether pain, numbness, or loss of function.

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