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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

Memorial Day Schedule: All Offices Will Be CLOSED Monday, May 29

All of the Center for Pain Management’s locations will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open Tuesday, May 30 and operate during regular office hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. If you…
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Meet Dr. Scott Kim, MD – Anesthesiologist + Pain Management Physician

Dr. Scott Kim, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist. 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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Center for Pain Management in Lafayette, Indiana is Now Open & Accepting New Patients

We are proud to announce the opening of a new location. The Center for Pain Management in Lafayette, Indiana (formerly known as Innovations Pain Management  Group) is open and accepting new patients. This state-of-the art 4,000 square-foot pain care center…
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Kay is an accomplished competitive race walker who participated in the Senior Games for 20 years until severe back pain ended her Olympic dreams. Instead of accepting defeat and living with the pain, this active 82 year old athlete had…
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