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The Power of Water: Hydrodissection for Releasing Nerve Entrapments

By Deborah Westergaard, MD

Pain Experts


In the dynamic field of pain management, innovative techniques that offer non-invasive solutions are continually sought after. One such revolutionary approach is hydrodissection, a procedure that uses fluid to delicately separate nerves from surrounding tissues, effectively relieving nerve entrapments. This method not only promises substantial relief but also aligns with the goals of those who wish to maintain an active and productive lifestyle without undergoing surgery.


Understanding Nerve Entrapments

Nerve entrapment occurs when a nerve is compressed or constricted in its surrounding tissue, leading to pain, tingling, or numbness. Common sites of nerve entrapment include:

- Median Nerve: Often entrapped in the carpal tunnel of the wrist, causing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

- Ulnar Nerve: Commonly compressed at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or wrist (Guyon’s canal syndrome).

- Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve: Compression of this nerve leads to meralgia paresthetica, characterized by tingling and numbness in the outer thigh.

- Suprascapular Nerve: Entrapment can result in pain and functional impairment in the shoulder area.


The Solution: Hydrodissection

Hydrodissection uses a precise injection of fluid to separate the nerve from the surrounding tissue, fibrous bands, and adhesions. This technique is performed under ultrasound guidance, ensuring accuracy and maximizing safety. The benefits of hydrodissection include:

- Minimally Invasive: No surgical incisions are necessary.

- Rapid Relief: Many patients experience immediate improvement in symptoms.

- High Precision: Ultrasound guidance allows for targeted treatment.


Meaningful Outcomes for Patients and Doctors

For patients, especially those who are active and desire to remain engaged in all life offers, hydrodissection represents a path to maintain vitality without the downtime associated with surgery. For doctors, offering hydrodissection means providing a cutting-edge solution that enhances patient satisfaction and outcomes.


Embrace the power of precision

If you're experiencing symptoms of nerve entrapment and are looking for a state-of-the-art, non-surgical solution, Pain Expert is ready to help. Embrace the power of precision with hydrodissection and reclaim your active lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and see if hydrodissection can be your pathway to pain-free living.


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