What Is Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Radiculopathy is usually caused by compression, inflammation, or injury to the spinal nerve root in the lower back. Some of the causes of the pain include: herniated disc with nerve compression (which is the most common cause of radiculopathy), foraminal stenosis which is a narrowing of the hole that the spinal nerve exits due to arthritis, or bone spurs (more common in elderly adults), diabetes, nerve root injuries, and scar tissue from previous spinal surgery. When there is pressure put on the nerves of your spine, you may have a herniated disc and if you do, you have to visit an Orlando pain clinic.
Lumbar Radiculopathy is also known as Sciatica, and when you need Sciatica treatment, you have to visit our doctor at Innovative Pain Solutions. Luckily, Sciatica is treatable and it is always recommended that you do not pursue a surgical procedure until you have exhausted all available treatment options.
Surgeries are meant for issues that cannot be fixed with medication or therapies. Your treatment should be conducted for 6 to 8 weeks and include options such as medication and physical therapy. If this non-invasive treatment does not ease your pain, Dr. Rajan Kalia may start discussing surgical options with you.
What If I Need Surgery
If surgery needs to be done, your doctor may want to do a laminectomy or a discectomy. The surgery will provide relief of leg pain for most patients. For patients with severe leg pain or muscle weakness, this surgery may be recommended for Sciatica treatment at an Orlando pain clinic. Along with this surgery, your doctor may still want you to do non-invasive treatments such as physical therapies for the extended period of 6 to 8 weeks.
If you have a compressed nerve in your spine, you should stay away from activities that put excessive force on your back area. You will want to rest and take it easy for a couple of weeks, otherwise, it may become worse. If you do not take care of your back pain right away, it will become worse.
Do not make the mistake of thinking it will just go away on it’s own because it will not, and if it’s left untreated, you run the risk of having to have a surgical procedure. For more information on Lumbar Radiculopathy, contact our Orlando pain clinic for Sciatica treatment. Call Innovative Pain Solutions at 407-284-1993 or visit our website! Orlandopainsolutions.com
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