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Periradicular therapy (PRT)

The periradicular therapy is a nice way, where exactly is computed using the point of a drug injected into the nerve root. The aim of the PRT to the calm due to a herniated disc depressed and irritated nerve root, "is". This is a mixture of cortisol (such as triamcinolone or Lipotalon) and local anesthetics (eg bupivacaine or Naropin administered), which temporarily stuns the nerves on the one hand and the other causes a swelling. In addition, the scale of the herniated disc local inflammatory response to contain them. These effects are connected to the patient with a pain reduction. The PRT is usually carried out 3 times at intervals of 1-2 weeks and should then have a clear positive effect. One can then, if the effect, although positive, but still not 100% ig, perform an additional three injections. Should not affect the measure, this can have many causes, eg a very large herniated disc, unfavorable situation, etc. It should then be considered over other minimally invasive measures.

Overall, it should be emphasized that, with the PRT the herniated disc is not removed. The therapy is designed to relieve the pain and give the body time to reduce the incident itself. A healing with scar occurs similar to a superficial wound. When the body does not manage to eliminate the problem within 6-12 weeks, the chances that it manages later on then decrease significantly, and a chronicity with perseverative ailment is imminent.

Periradicular therapy