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.