Epiduroscopy or spinal canal endoscopy is a method for diagnosing and treating intractable low back pain and sciatica. This is a noninvasive treatment positioned between conservative and invasive therapies. Using a thin endoscope, perineural adhesion is lysed, and drug solution is administered to the target site. This procedure is effective for lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal canal stenosis, and syndromes after lumbar vertebral surgery.
KeywordsEpiduroscopy Spinal canal endoscopy Low back pain Sciatica
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