Are you familiar with the benefits of interventional pain procedures?

Do you suffer from back pain, possibly facing surgery? Are you still considering which type of treatment would suit you best? Interventional treatment, which uses a wide range of interventional pain procedures (minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures), can provide an effective solution. Discover their benefits!

Lower risk of nerve and tissue damage

Due to the gentle nature of the procedure, there is minimal damage to the muscles around the spine and other soft tissues that can be injured during conventional spine surgery. This reduces postoperative pain, significantly speeds up recovery and preserves the functional stabilisation of the spine.

Less epidural fibrosis formation 

In some cases, a patient undergoes surgery or even repeated spinal surgeries, yet the back pain persists. This may be failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). This is a situation where the spinal surgery was performed technically and anatomically correctly, but the patient’s pain has not changed or new pain may have even appeared. The cause may be a multiplication of ligaments in the epidural space (called epidural fibrosis), which causes the narrowing of the spinal canal or irritates the spinal roots. Statistically, it affects up to one third of operated patients.

Fewer infections, smaller surgical incision and surgical trauma

Unlike conventional surgery, the procedure involves a single 8 to 10 mm entry through which working instruments, including a special camera-endoscope, are introduced into the spinal space. Blood loss is minimal compared to open surgery, which also affects the body’s physical condition during recovery. Thanks to the precise and targeted X-ray control of the mobile C-arm and visualization of the spinal space with an endoscopic camera, the surgeon works directly at the site of the problem. Procedures are performed under local, light (analgosedation) anaesthesia, only rarely under general anaesthesia. 

Faster recovery and return to daily activities and employment

The procedures are performed without the need for hospitalization - the patient returns home after the procedure and the recommended rest period (approximately two hours). The period of recovery is very individual - it depends on the type of procedure performed and the overall health and condition of the patient. This is usually for an average of six weeks, after which the patient is able to return to normal activities and employment.

All procedures are based on evidence-based medicine (EBM) and follow international standards of SIS (Spine Intervention Society) and WIP (World Institute of Pain).
The benefits of minimally invasive procedures are defined by *ISMISS (International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery, according to the manual "Guidelines for Endoscopic Spinal Surgery", approved by the ISMISS committee on January 28, 2010.