Treating Sciatic Pain Daniel Yadagar Interventional Pain Management Physician
Hi, I’m Daniel Yadegar,Â I’m an Interventional pain management specialist with the Orlin and Cohen Orthopedic Group. More often than not people ask me what exactly is interventional pain management? Interventional pain management is a discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain related disorders. Â Our goal is to relieve, reduce, or manage pain and improve a patient’s overall quality of life. This is accomplished by utilizing a multidisciplinary approach,Â in which a team of health care professionals workÂ togetherÂ to provide a full range of treatment optionsÂ and services for patients suffering from chronic andor acute pain.Â .
Common musculoskeletal pain disorders include: Back, Hip, and Leg Pain Neck, Shoulder and Arm Pain â€œWhiplashâ€� Injuries Work Related Injuries Sports Injuries Failed Back Surgery and Other Post Surgical Pain Syndromes Myofascial Pain Facet Syndrome Sacroiliac Joint Pain Today I will be briefly talking about back pain with sciatica (or pain radiating down the leg).Â This is a common complaint that we encounter on a daily basis. Sciatic pain.
Results when injury or pressure have compressed the spinal roots or nerves that branch off the spinal cord in the lower region of the spine.Â Sciatic painÂ can be described as sharp, dull, burning, tingly, numb, continuous, or intermittent and usually affects only one side of the body.Â There may be associatedÂ weakness in the affected limb as well. Sciatic pain is most often the result of aÂ herniated disc,Â spinal stenosis, orÂ narrowing of the spinal canal associated with arthritis or bony overgrowth, or in extremely rare cases, infection or tumor. An initial work up including a detailed and comprehensive history and physical examÂ is.
The first step in diagnosis.Â Further work up may be needed such as imaging studies (which include xrays, MRIs CT scans) and or nerve study testing. Once the diagnosis of the cause of sciatica has been determined, a treatment plan is then established.Â Most cases of back pain resolve with nonsurgical treatment. Â Some of the most common nonsurgical treatment options that we utilize are physical therapy and exercise, medication management and spinal injections. As an interventional pain physician, I am trained through the use of xray guidance or flouroscopy to deliver potent medications targeted specifically to the affected site of inflammation in the spine. Â The use of.
Flouroscopy allows the medication to be placed safely and precisely.Â These procedures are done as an outpatient in our accredited flouroscopy suite, which is fully staffed with certified personnel and licensed anesthesiologists.Â Other common procedures that we are trained to administer for appropriate musculoskeletal problems include: Cervical, thoracic, and caudal Epidural Steroid Injections Facet Joint InjectionsÂ Medial Branch or Nerve Blocks Radiofrequency AblationÂ SacroiIiac Joint injections Hip Injections Trigger Point Injections.
Bursa Injections Lumbar Discography Spinal Cord Stimulation Percutaneous Disc Decompression For more information on musculoskeletal conditions you can visit our patient education section on our website.Â orlincohen To make an appointment with me or any of our sub specialists, please call our office (5165362800) or visit us online.
What is sciatica Laser Spine Institute
My name is Stefan Prada. I’m one of the orthopedic spine surgeons at Laser Spine Institute. At this time, I’d like to talk to you about sciatica. Sciatica, by definition, is pain down the back of one’s leg. The symptoms of sciatica can frequently be caused by a pinched nerve in low back, or lumbar spine. Pinched nerves in the back can cause pain, tingling, numbness or weakness in the leg. If you have tried conservative treatment such as antiinflammatories, physical therapy, chiropractor, steroid shots, and you continue to experience sciatica and an MRI has shown some type of source for a pinched nerve, then the minimally invasive techniques.
At Laser Spine Institute can help alleviate these symptoms. These techniques are muscle sparing, with â€¦ through an incision of an inch or smaller, we get down to the offending area. By splitting the muscle and not cutting it, the patient has less pain and less bleeding and a quicker recovery. Through this small incision technique, we can remove the agent that is pinching the nerveâ€”the herniated disc, the facet cyst, the facet spur, the thickened ligament. All of these can easily be removed, freeing up the nerve and removing the symptoms of sciatica or leg pain.