Sciatica or Radicular Syndrome

Sciatica or Radicular syndrome is caused by compressed or irritated nerve roots. The nerve roots are branches of the spinal cord that carry signals out to the rest of the body at each level along the spine. Physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, patient education and anti-inflammatory medication are the most common non-operative treatments for radicular pain.

If these fail to provide relief, epidural steroid injections may also be considered as well as surgery.

What Are The Symptoms

Radicular syndrome results in pain and other symptoms such as numbness, tingling and weakness in the arms or legs. The quality and type of pain can vary, from dull, aching and difficult to localize, to sharp and burning.

Common symptoms of Sciatica include:

  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty while moving the leg or foot
  • A constant pain on one side of the buttock
  • Burning or tingling down the leg
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up
  • Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting

Treatment Options

Chiropractic

Chiropractic approach to healing involves the whole body. Pain relief can be obtained quickly and effectively, and drug-free.

We help our patients avoid surgery and risks associated with surgery including infections, bleeding, prolonged recovery, and risks of anesthesia.

We offer a safe and affordable alternative. We believe that by working to keep the spinal cord correctly aligned, we can maintain the health of the nerves and immune systems and your overall well-being.

Epidural Steriod Injection

We may prescribe steroid injections that treat inflammation and pain right at the source. This minimally invasive treatment involves an injection of corticosteroids into the area around your spinal cord and nerves in order to reduce inflammation.

The epidural space is located along the entire spinal canal superficial to the spinal fluid. Physician injects the medicine into the epidural space to relieve the inflammation of the nerves. This will reduce pain, numbness and tingling. X-ray guidance is used to ensure precise placement.

Holistic Treatments

There are many holistic treatments available for most painful conditions. Pain is often symptom of an injury. Various regenerative injection treatments are used to stimulate the repair of a damaged or injured area when the body’s natural healing process is not able to do the job on its own.

Available options include:

  • Prolotherapy
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
  • Sarapin Injections
  • Zeel Injections
  • Stem Cell Injections

Percutaneous Disectomy

This minimally invasive procedure uses a small needle and a canula device to reduce a herniated disc, quickly relieving pain in most patients.

This process removes small portions of the disc nucleus.The empty space created allows the disc to reabsorb the herniation, the herniated part of the disc.

This procedure is a great alternative to open back surgery for herniated discs and allows to reduce the prolonged recovery and complications related to open surgery.

The procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis. X-ray images are used to guide the placement of the cannula.

Physical Therapy

Physical rehabilitation with active patient participation is a key approach to treatment of patients. Exercises learned during physical therapy can strengthen your spine and minimize your pain.

It is non-medical and non-surgical treatment in which range of motions and exercises are used to treat patients with back & neck pain, sciatica, and other related symptoms.

It is free from any risk of side-effects that are often linked with surgery such as bleeding and infection. In this treatment, our professionals also teach healthy habits to patients to prevent pain in future.

Prolotherapy

It is a regenerative treatment that is minimally invasive, in which we inject prolotherapy solution into the inflammation affected ligaments, tendons and joints to stimulate the repaid of damaged or injured area.

It is used to stimulate the repair of a damaged or injured area when the body’s natural healing process is inadequate. It is a great option for treatment because it can be an alternative to pain medications, surgery, and cortisone shots. It is a safe and affordable option for treatment.

Therapeutic Injections

There are several different types of injection therapies that are designed to treat specific types of disorders, injuries and pain in the body.

  • Botox Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Facet Blocks for Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Sarapin Injections
  • Spinal Injections
  • Sphenopalatine Nerve Blocks
  • Stem Cell Injections
  • Zeel Injections

Trigger Point Injection

In this treatment, medicine is directly injected into the trigger points. These points are central area of muscle spasm in the upper back and shoulder areas. It is used to treat conditions including fibromyalgia, tension headache, and myofascial pain syndrome.

Sometimes an anesthetic or saline is also used to help “flush out” inflammatory agents that may be irritating a nerve.

Radicular syndrome results in pain and other symptoms such as numbness, tingling and weakness in the arms or legs. It is caused by compressed or irritated nerve roots. The nerve roots are branches of the spinal cord that carry signals out to the rest of the body at each level along the spine. Radicular syndrome is often caused by direct pressure from a herniated disc or degenerative changes in the spine that cause irritation and inflammation of the nerve roots.

Sensory symptoms are more common than motor symptoms, and muscle weakness is usually a sign that the nerve compression is more severe. The quality and type of pain resulting from radicular syndrome can vary, from dull, aching and difficult to localize, to sharp and burning.

Radicular syndrome is caused by compressed or irritated nerve roots. The nerve roots are branches of the spinal cord that carry signals out to the rest of the body at each level along the spine.

Physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, patient education and anti-inflammatory medication are the most common non-operative treatments for radicular pain.

Sciatica 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 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 but 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 with situation & makes difficult to perform even the simple tasks like walking, sleeping, driving or enjoying recreational activities.

If these fail to provide relief, epidural steroid injections may also be considered as well as surgery.

The correct diagnosis for radicular syndrome begins with a complete physical examination of the neck, back, arms and lower extremities. Your doctor will look for any problems with flexibility, muscle strength, sensation and reflexes. X-rays may be indicated to show the bony anatomy of the spine. An MRI scan or a CT scan may also be ordered.

An MRI scan is useful in showing compression of nerve roots by giving a detailed picture of soft tissue structures. A CT scan is often used to evaluate the bony anatomy in the spine, which can show how much space is available for the nerve roots and spinal cord within the spinal canal. Early on, in mild situations, imaging studies may not be required.

Physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, patient education and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication are the most common non-invasive treatment options for most patients with no evidence of significant muscle weakness caused by radicular syndrome.

Epidural steroid injections may also be considered for severe cases. As discussed earlier, muscle weakness is a concerning sign of nerve root compression or radicular syndrome. Nerve testing (electromyograpthy or EMG) may be indicated to objectively test the condition of the nerve-muscle connection, particularly if strength testing is limited by pain.

If a patient suffers from actual nerve injury, surgery may be indicated to relieve the pressure on the nerves. In other situations, surgery may be offered if the non-surgical treatment options have failed to improve the symptoms of radicular syndrome. It is important to discuss treatment options with your doctor in deciding which treatment, if any, may be best for you.

At our clinic, we cure all painful conditions including Sciatica or Radicular Syndrome, Back pain, Neck pain, Arthritis, Herniated discs, Spinal stenosis, Hip/Knee Pain, Sciatica, Pinched nerves, Fibromyalgia, Headaches and Bursitis.

Also, we offer treatment for chronic migraines, Cervicogenic headache, chronic tension-type headache, Cluster headache and many other painful conditions.

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We are a Pain Management Center in Manhattan, NY. We provided a one-on-one experience, using state of the art equipment, and proven techniques that reduce pain quickly and enable a return to normal function. With our services, we aim to ensure complete well-being of patients with a holistic approach.

At our clinic, we properly determine the cause of discomfort, plan strategies and suggest therapies, accordingly. Our main aim is to ensure the complete well-being and health of patients; therefore we use several holistic treatments that stimulate the ability of the body to repair the damaged area.

Our holistic treatments are extensively utilized in the form of an alternate to pain medications and surgeries in various musculoskeletal conditions, as it focuses on permanently treating the root cause of the pain. Our holistic treatments include: Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Sarapin Therapy, Zeel Therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy.

Immediate Appointments Available. Call us at (212) 390-8081.