Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
What is Sciatica?
Lumbar Radiculopathy (or Sciatica) refers to a disc which has protruded from its normal position in the vertebral column and is placing pressure on the radicular nerve (nerve root) in the lower back.
Common causes of Sciatica include herniated discs,spinal stenosis, injuries and degenerative disc diseases. Sciatica can also develop from gradual wear and tear.
What are the symptoms of Sciatica?
For some individuals Sciatica pain may be bearable yet irritating, while for others it may be severe and debilitating. In certain cases, treatment of Sciatica can take place over a few weeks to months using non-surgical sciatica treatments, while in others; treatment for sciatica may require surgery due to severe nerve pain.
Symptoms of Sciatica are typically one or more of the following:
- Pain on one side of the buttock or in one leg that becomes worse when sitting
- Burning or tingling down the leg
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty in moving the leg or foot
- A constant pain on one side of the posterior
- A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand or walk
What do I do next?
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above and think you may have Sciatica, consult immediately with a Sciatica doctor in NYC. Our group of Sciatica Doctors includes Pain Management Specialists, Spine Doctors and Back Pain Doctors. By diagnosing the area and degree of pain, specialists can provide the right level of treatment for your sciatica.
At University Spine & Pain Center in Hermosa Beach, Ca,, our team of doctors includes Sciatica Specialists. There are multiple non-surgical Sciatica treatment options available atUniversity Spine & Pain Center.