June 30, 2020
Sciatica is term used to describe pain that travels down the leg from the lower back or buttock. It is a type of nerve pain commonly caused by pressure on the nerves in the back by a disc bulge/ herniation (slipped disc).
Symptoms. Most patients complain of a sharp, burning, electric shock like pain in one or both legs and back pain/ stiffness. This is often accompanied by tingling sensation, numbness and/or leg weakness. Movement, coughing and sneezing may intensify the pain.
Pain management specialists focus on holistic management and use a combination of injections, medication and physiotherapy in most cases. Injections are safe, effective, non-surgical interventions and the options include nerve root blocks and epidurals.
Injections for Sciatica/ Slipped Disc
These involve placing needles under x-ray guidance, close to the site of actual problem. Once in the correct place, a mixture of medicines is injected to reduce the pain and inflammation. The resulting pain relief is generally quicker and can be long lasting, giving time to patients to engage in physiotherapy and strengthen the supporting muscles. As these injections deliver the medication close to the problem site, more drug reaches where it is required thereby increasing the chances of successfully reducing the leg and back pain
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All You Want to Know About Sciatica
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Epidural Steroid Injections can provide quick relief in cases of pain originating from the spine