Rizolysis to treat a cervical disk hernia

Written by: Dr. Josep Prim Capdevila
Edited by: Top Doctors®

One of the most effective treatments to treat both a cervical disc hernia and a lumbar hernia is rhizolysis, which allows quick and painless relief of pain. The doctor. Prim, specialist in Neurosurgery of Barcelona, ​​is one of the experts in the realization of this technique.

The herniated cervical disc and the lumbar disc herniation produce enormous pains to the patients who suffer them, reason why it is constantly investigated in techniques and treatments that allow to alleviate that pain. A very effective technique is rhizolysis. It is basically a minimally invasive technique for the treatment of pain, both cranial and spinal, consisting of the application of radiofrequency heat to the root or affected nerve roots.. Its main objective is to eliminate or minimize back pain or cervical pain in those cases in which the diagnosis, after making the relevant explorations, such as resonance, tacs, etc., allows to establish that it is not necessary to use more aggressive techniques.


Therefore, it can be applied to all patients who present cervical , dorsal or lumbar pain that are the product of the degeneration of the articular facet.. It is important to make a good selection of patients properly diagnosed with clinical tests and complementary examinations, in cases where this treatment is required, its application obtains an evident improvement in a percentage that oscillates between 70 and 90 percent of the cases.

One of the great advantages of rhizolysis , both lumbar and cervical, is that you do not need the hospital admission of the patient (it is an ambulatory technique) because what we do is apply radiofrequency in cases of pain due to disc degeneration or herniated discs, provided they do not present a motor impairment and the pain suffered by the patient is due to the degeneration of the vertebral joint.


A local anesthetic is used to treat a cervical disc herniation with rhizolysis


Minimal risks and immediate return to daily life after a cervical hernia rhizolysis

The specialists in Neurosurgery state that the side effects are minimal or practically nil, in the selected cases in which this technique can be applied. The only thing that could happen is that a puncture infection or a localized hematoma occurs, but in all the patients to whom the treatment has been applied, the beneficial effects are always greater than the possible side effects.. It must also be borne in mind that it is a technique that can be repeated, improving the results each time and prolonging the time of reduction or elimination of pain.

Regarding the return to daily life, we must remember that it is a technique that does not require hospital admission and, in addition, only requires local anesthesia. That is, the patient can be discharged and resume normal activities almost immediately.

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Dr. Josep Prim Capdevila

By Dr. Josep Prim Capdevila
Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgeon with 30 years experience, graduated with Cum Laude rate. He has worked in various countries, combining public and private sector, becoming coordinator of the Neurosurgery Department of the prestigious Centro Medico Teknon in Barcelona. It is an absolute benchmark in cases of disc herniation, cervical and lumbar.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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