Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Sciatica (Lumbar Radiculopathy) Treatment and Management
If you are suffering from pain due to lumbar radiculopathy or sciatica, training and experience must rank high on your list when choosing a physician to correctly diagnose and treat your condition. With over 8 years of experience, our caring, highly qualified, and skilled ABMS Board Certified and ACGME fellowship trained Interventional Pain Doctor can help.
Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, and/or various parts of the leg and foot. In addition to pain, which is sometimes severe, there may be numbness, muscular weakness, pins and needles or tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. Typically, the symptoms are only felt on one side of the body.
Although sciatica is a relatively common form of low back pain and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what is irritating the root of the nerve, causing the pain. This point is important, because treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms will often be different, depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms. The first known use of the word sciatica dates to 1451.
We offer the entire spectrum of state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine and pain management procedures to diagnose and treat back and neck pain, headache, RSD, joint pain, nerve pain, and many other types of pain.
Our mission is to provide up to date, evidence-based, and individualized care for our patients in a comfortable private office setting. Through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach, we strive to relieve your pain, improve function and maximize your quality of life. We hope to be the answer to your pain. We offer unparalleled service, are easily accessible, and work closely with local community healthcare providers.
Our Boston, Massachusetts-area and Cape Cod area chronic pain clinics are located in Dedham, Duxbury, Wellesley, West Yarmouth, and Mashpee.