How do you know if you are dealing with sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy pain? Lumbar Radiculopathy or sciatica pain is often caused when the sciatic nerve is injured or compressed in some way. (The sciatic nerve runs from the base of your back down the back of each leg.) Pain from lumbar radiculopathy can range from more of an “annoying” ache to a high level of pain in one or both legs that severely restricts movement.
However, sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy) is actually only a symptom of another condition. Often the diagnosis will be spinal stenosis, herniated disc, spondylolisthesis or degenerative disc disease. Treatments for lumbar radiculopathy or sciatica can include physical therapy, medication management, interventional procedures (such as injections), surgery – or a combination of more than one. A major benefit of treatment at the Center for Pain Management is that our multidisciplinary facility offers all of these resources under one roof. Therefore, should you require physical therapy or an injection, for instance, there is no need to schedule a separate appointment at another facility.
If you are dealing with lumbar radiculopathy pain or have been diagnosed with sciatica, don’t put off treatment any longer.
Contact us today so we can help!