Sciatica (Lumbar Radiculopathy)

Sciatica is pain that starts in the low back and then radiates into the hip and down the leg. The most common cause of sciatica is disc herniation, which pushes on the nerve causing pain in the hip, gluteal area, and leg. Sciatica pain can result in difficulty walking, weakness in the leg, and disturbed sleep.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Sciatica

While sciatica can be painful, its treatment doesn’t have to cause you pain. The injection therapy treatment of choice for sciatica is an epidural steroid injection. This 10-minute, minimally invasive procedure involves using a live X-ray to place a spinal needle next to the irritated and inflamed nerve.  Steroids are injected to decrease inflammation, reduce pain, enhance function, improve sleep, and decrease the need for pain medication.

If you are experiencing pain as a result of sciatica, call TPMG pain management specialist Dr. Dawson of TPMG Interventional Pain Treatment Center at 757-232-8844 about injection therapy. No one should have to live their lives with preventable pain. Try injection therapy today and start on the path towards feeling better.

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