Many patients get the relief they need with treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. If your pain doesn’t improve, the Lynx Healthcare team specializes in interventional pain medicine, which includes advanced procedures that target the source of your pain.
These are a few examples of pain treatments often used to relieve sciatica:
Lumbar epidural steroid injection
Injecting corticosteroids into the epidural space along the spinal cord allows the medication to flow around the damaged nerve, reducing inflammation and relieving your pain.
Using a specialized probe, your provider treats the nerve with radiofrequency energy, creating a wound that blocks pain signals. Your pain significantly diminishes when the pain message doesn’t reach your brain.
Spinal cord stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation stops pain signals using mild electrical impulses delivered by tiny electrodes placed along your spinal cord.
Minimally invasive surgery
If your sciatica is caused by a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, the Lynx Healthcare team may recommend a minimally invasive procedure to repair the disc or decompress the nerve.
When sciatica is due to a damaged disc, platelet-rich plasma or stem cell injections may help the disc heal, relieving pressure on the nerve.
If you experience back pain and pain that shoots down your leg, call Lynx Healthcare, or schedule an appointment online today.