Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness that travel down the low back via the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Sciatica (sometimes known as radiculopathy) is a description of symptoms, not a diagnosis. A herniated disc, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis can all cause sciatica.
Radiculopathy caused by a herniated disc
In between every vertebrae is a spongy material (disc) that maintains the space between the bones of your spine. This spongy disc material can sometimes become soft and squeeze(herniate) against the spinal cord or nerves.
- Anti Inflammatories & Bracing
- Epidural Injections
- Physical Therapy
- Lumbar Decompression