Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica) refers to a disc which has slipped or herniated and is placing pressure on the spinal nerve (nerve root) and sometimes even the spinal cord itself in the lower back. Herniated discs, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease are deep underlying issues that are also associated with Sciatica.
Be aware sciatic symptoms can be diverse and vary in individuals. Sciatic pain may be bearable yet irritating, while for others it may be severe and debilitating. Also some may have pain that only refers into the upper buttock and while others may have pain referral all the way to the foot and toes. Also Sciatica can present as pain in one individual and numbness in another individual. Most medical healthcare providers will prescribe anti-inflammatories and pain medications. This usually only masks the symptoms of pain or numbness and at best.. and is like throwing oil on a fire to put it out. The flames may be out but once that oil catches again the fire will be much worse. If you are taking oral medications it is only a matter of time before your human physiology will de-sensitize to the oral medication and it will cease to give you the relief it once did.
At Phoenix Pain treatment our two tiered protocols of utilizing interventional pain management and chiropractic work together to decrease pain and inflammation and to correct the underlying root cause of the sciatic pain that you are experiencing.
While surgery is sometimes a necessary evil the doctors at Phoenix Pain treatment strive to keep you from going under the knife by utilizing non surgical spinal decompression, chiropractic protocols, and interventional pain management protocols. Symptoms associated with Sciatica are typically one or more of the following:
- Pain on one side of the buttock or in one leg that becomes worse when sitting
- Burning or tingling down the leg
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty in moving the leg or foot
- A constant pain on one side of the posterior
- A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand or walk
- Increased pain symptoms upon coughing
It is important to understand unlike some forms of back pain, Sciatica often comes from ongoing wear and tear, rather than a direct back injury. Consulting immediately with a Phoenix Pain treatment physician is recommended for anyone experiencing pain symptoms that might be associated with Sciatica. The doctors have specialized testing procedures diagnosing the type and degree of pain, our specialists utilize unique treatment protocols that combine the best of medicine and chiropractic.