Sciatica (pronounced as sigh-AT-ih-ka) is characterized by pain in the gluteal and lower back region caused by irritation of nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. It is a result of a nerve pressing or compression of the sciatic nerve which causes shooting pain, numbness, tingling, cramping, and other sensations in the leg area. Although, there are many conditions responsible for sciatic nerve pain it is mainly caused due to lumbar herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc diseases, piriformis syndrome, and many others.
Sciatic nerve pain can be curable but ignoring the condition for a long time may worsen the situation & makes it difficult to perform even simple tasks like walking, sleeping, driving, or enjoying recreational activities.
For some people, sciatica pain can be severe and debilitating. While for others, sciatica nerve pain might be irregular and irritating but has the potential to get worse over time. Sciatica pain usually starts from the lower back and runs down to the buttock, ankle, calf, thighs, or right down to the foot. This painful condition last for weeks, months, and even years with mild or no pain. For severe or ongoing flare-ups of sciatic nerve pain, the condition needs to be treated quickly before it gets worse over time. Therefore, it’s high time to look for effective pain management rather than looking for a short-term cure.
Surgery should be the last option when all else failed, but if you must resort to surgery, then you must look into the “minimally invasive” procedures performed through small incisions using a scope. We at Precision Pain Medicine – Pain Center NY in Queens, NY are specialized in treating painful conditions. Our specialized team of experts first diagnoses the root cause of the problem using modern scientific equipment such as X-ray, CT scan, MRI scan then employ safe, non-surgical, and pain-free therapies, accordingly.