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Lumbar Radiculopathy & Sciatica Symptoms

Lumbar radiculopathy (as well as resulting sciatica symptoms) is a chronic pain condition treated at the Center for Pain Management. We have pain centers in Indianapolis, Greenwood and Lafayette, Indiana. Lumbar radiculopathy is characterized by leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Most people with sciatic nerve pain (sometimes called lumbar radiculitis) experience improvement over time and do not need surgical treatment(s). For others, however, sciatica can be severe and debilitating.

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Here is a brief description of lumbar radiculopathy & sciatica symptoms:

Lumbar Radiculopathy—the clinical diagnosis of sciatica—means that a disc has protruded from its normal position in the spinal column and is putting pressure on the radicular nerve (nerve root) in the low back, which ultimately forms part of the sciatic nerve.

Sciatica is merely a symptom of a problem—of something compressing or irritating the nerve roots that comprise the sciatic nerve—rather than an actual medical diagnosis or medical disorder. This is an important distinction because it is the underlying diagnosis that often needs to be treated so that sciatic nerve pain can be eliminated. Common causes of sciatica are spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, lumbar herniated disc or spondylolisthesis. Sciatica occurs most frequently in people between 30 and 50 years of age. Most often a particular event or injury does not cause sciatica.  Sciatica tends to develop as a result of usual wear and tear on of the lower spine and its structures.

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Updates + Announcements

Dr. Edward Kowlowitz Named One of America’s Top Doctors in Pain Medicine

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. named Edward Kowlowitz, MD one of America’s Top Doctors in Pain Medicine. Dr. Kowlowitz is 1 of 7 physicians in Indiana to earn this distinguished designation. He has been practicing medicine since 1988 and founded Center…
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September is Pain Awareness Month

Center for Pain Management joins the global health care community in recognizing September as Pain Awareness Month.  This international campaign was first established in 2001 to create greater understanding that pain is a serious public health issue. Pain Awareness Month…
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CBS Affiliate WLFI-18 in Lafayette Indiana Interviews Dr. Edward Kowlowitz About Prescribing Pain Medications

Reporter Kayla Sullivan with WLFI-18 TV (CBS affiliate), interviewed Lafayette pain management doctor, Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, MD at the Center for Pain Management. The news channel has been investigating why major pharmacies are denying prescriptions for pain medications. Dr. Kowlowitz…
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Meet Dr. David Miller, MD in Our Lafayette, Indiana Pain Center

Dr. David C. Miller is a Board Certified interventional pain management physician with more than 25 years of experience. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex pain problems utilizing advanced interventional therapies, injections, implantable technologies, regenerative medicine, palliative…
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Meet Dr. Scott Kim, MD in Our Greenwood Pain Center

Dr. Scott Kim, MD is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He has notable expertise in a wide range of interventional medical procedures for treating acute and chronic pain conditions. Learn More About Dr. Scott Kim, MD at the…
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