Treatment of the facet syndrome without an operation


If an intervertebral disk consolidates (“agglomeration of intervertebral disks”) in the cerebrospinal canal or in the canal of nerve roots (osteochondrosis / facet syndrome) unless the tissue of intervertebral disks is cut out, operative intervention is required. In this case there is an opportunity for the so-called computerized facet blockage. This involves a computer tomography examination to determine the coordinates of affected joints. Later a laser point is projected onto the skin to inject an anaesthetic. Injection is made through a thin needle put into the joint.

This measure is taken on an outpatient basis and can completely remove or considerably relieve complaints for many months ahead.