Check Out Video On "Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Sciatica / Back Pain" By Dr Nivedita Page (MBBS, MD, FIPM (Perth,AU), FIAPM)
What is sciatica?
The term Sciatica is used to describe leg pain, tingling, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back down the sciatic nerve into the back of legs.
It is a very common condition with a prevalence of about 1 million cases per year in India. Sciatica is commonly due to entrapment or irritation of the sciatic nerve which is one of the main nerves of the lower limb. The most common cause is a prolapsed disc (slip disc). Although the incidence is more after the age of 40, with sedentary lifestyle, younger patients are also affected.
Symptoms of Sciatica:
- Low back ache / hip pain radiating to legs
- Electric shock like sensation / tingling /numbness in legs
- Spinal pain aggravated on bending forward
- Back pain while standing up from the sitting position
- The pain of Sciatica can be excruciating and “not relieved by simple painkillers”.
How is Sciatica Diagnosed?
- Detailed history along with thorough clinical examination
- X ray of Lumbosacral spine
- MRI of Lumbosacral spine
Non-Surgical Sciatica Treatments at Painex, Pune:
At Painex, we provide 100% non-surgical sciatica treatment in Pune. Our procedure for sciatica treatment is as follows:
- Initially a trial of medicines is given according to severity of pain and general health.
- Physical rehabilitation of your spine will be done by our specialist through physical therapy and exercise along with medication.
- You will be explained in detail regarding posture / ergonomic corrections in your daily life for preventing further aggravation of your condition.
- Patients who have severe pain will be treated with “Epidural Steroid Injection”. This treatment has proven efficacy in avoiding spine surgery in such patients.
What is Epidural Injection?
Epidural Injection is a proven, safe and effective treatment based on the concept of Interventional pain management to relieve the pain of Sciatica. Epidural Injection is a procedure done in an Operation Theatre using X-Ray guidance to locate the exact level of injection. A drug mixture consisting of a Local Anaesthetic is injected into the epidural space of the affected nerve root. This Local Anaesthetic drug has an anti-inflammatory properties thus decreasing nerve inflammation resulting from disc prolapse. This is a day care procedure i.e. the patients are discharged on the same day (the procedure is also covered under Insurance). Generally, a single injection is sufficient to relieve patients of their pain. The procedure can be repeated for a maximum 2-3 times in a year, depending on the patient’s response.
*If you have Sciatica with following symptoms, you may require spine surgery:*
- Weakness of legs
- Loss of sensation over legs
- Loss of control over urine or stools
- Trauma to spine.
100% Non-Surgical Sciatica Treatments Options at Painex:
- Root Sleeve Epidural Injections/Transforaminal injections
- Cervical Epidural Injections
- Facet Blocks
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Radio frequency Lesioning
Why Choose Painex ?
Painex Clinic is a renowned name in Non-Surgical (Minimally Invasive) Sciatica Treatment in Pune. At Painex, after a consultation with our pain specialist and detailed evaluation, we try to get to know the exact cause of your pain, we locate the root cause of pain. An appropriate treatment plan will then be formulated, customised to your problem. The Sciatica Pain Treatment could be in the form of Pain Medication, Lifestyle Changes, Physical Therapy, Outpatient Procedures or Interventional (Non-Surgical) day care Procedures. The Procedures are performed under X-ray or CT guidance by highly specialised Pain Doctors.
- Avoided 9000+ Surgeries.
- 21000+ Happy Patients
- 100% Non-Surgical (Minimally Invasive), Most-Advanced, Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Options Available.
- 25+ Years Of Collective Experience in the field of “Pain Management”
- Team Of Super Specialist Pain Doctors
- Customised Treatment Plans based on the Pain Condition.
Please consult with our Super Specialised Pain Doctors today, Click here to Book an Appointment. Or you can directly call us: 083904 42266.
I am 56 yrs old ( from Pune Kothrud ). I am suffering from Sciatica for the last 4 5 yrs. Cant even walk or bend. I have MRI with me. Can you tell me what are the non surgical treatment options available and the cost pls
Hello Sir, Thank you reaching out to us. Please provide your mobile number so that we can reach out to you or Call Us on 08390442266. Please note that we do offer Non-Surgical Interventional daycare procedure for Back Pain/Slipped Disc/Sciatica (Most of them are covered under Medical Insurance) But we would like to assess you physically so that we provide you best possible treatment option with cost. Thank you.
My mother is suffering from Sciatica Nerve Pain. We do have latest MRI also. We have been advised surgery by spine surgeons. I read your post about the Sciatica non surgical treatment options. But are they safe? please respond so that we can visit your clinic and go ahead with the treatments. Thank you.
Thank you reaching out to us. Please provide your mobile number so that we can reach out to you or Call Us on 08390442266. Please note that we do offer multiple Non-Surgical Interventional daycare procedure for Back Pain/Slipped Disc/Sciatica (Most of them are covered under Medical Insurance) But we would like to assess you physically so that we provide you best possible treatment option with cost. Please note that these Intervetional Procedures (100% Non-Surgical) are completely safe as they are performed by super specialist pain physician under Xray/MRI/CT guided. Hope we could answer your question. If you have any doubt, Please reach out to us on 08390442266. Thank you.
Kamal Kishore Nath
I read your article on Sciatica.i have lower back pain (severe) but not sure if its Sciatica. Please call me on 9823585260. I would like to visit your clinic and consult. The pain is severe and its impacting my day to day life.
Thank you for providing your contact details. Our team will reach out to you soon. Thank you.
Hi Painex, i am suffering from Sciatica in left leg only. I have taken multiple treatments like naturopathy, ayurvedic etc ( except allopathic ). As the pain is now aggravated ( cant take it anymore ). i would like to try allopathic. Please let me know if the treatments are safe. Also, i would like to take an appointment for 2nd Dec ( i am from Nagar ). Thank you.
Hi, Is Sciatica Pain & Slipped Disc Pain same ? How do i know if i have Sciatica or not.
Hi, I have been advised surgery for slipped disc. How do i know wether i fit into your Non surgical options ?. Please let me know. I am very much interested in avoiding Surgery. Thanks in advance.
I have severe back pain. It also goes down into my left knee. Do i need to get MRI done and come visit you ? I really need to get out of this pain.
i have been advised surgery for my Sciatica. I also have numbness in my legs. Please suggest.
Hi doctor, i am 26 years old. I have hurt my back in the gym and now even pain is going into my right leg. Its been 3 months now. Shud i get mri done or it will go away with time ? Pls suggest.