Sciatic X Ray

Sciatica Leg Pain Relief

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symtoms. \parYou chiropractor can tell the difference between these two. True sciatica and a piriformismuscle problem. I'm going to show you a stretch to get rid of the piriformis muscle problemand the resultant leg pain. If you do this stretch and notice your leg pain startingto decrease, you probably didn't have true sciatica and that's great, because sciaticais harder to treat. \par So you want to sit fairly close to the walland swing your legs up so your heels touch the wall. If you leg pain is on the left,then take your left ankle and place it over your left knee. Now some of you might findthat this position is already very difficult

to get into because your piriformis musclehas become very tight. If you want to increase the stretch, shuffle up closer to the wallwith your buttocks. If you want to deepen the stretch yet again, slide your right foot down thewall so that your knee is bent. You can increase the stretch by gently bringing the left kneetoward your opposite shoulder. That is the perfect position to lie in for the next sixtyseconds using your breathing to relax. \par Do the stretch on both sides, even if yoursymptoms are only on the left, as you need to stay symmetrical. 60 seconds on both sides.Remember to increase the stretch by pulling your knee gently toward the opposite shoulderor by sliding the opposite leg down the wall.

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Treating Sciatic Pain Daniel Yadagar Interventional Pain Management Physician

Hi, I'm Daniel Yadegar, I'm anInterventional pain management specialist with the Orlin and Cohen Orthopedic Group.More often than not people ask me what exactly is interventional pain managementéInterventional pain management is a discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatmentof pain related disorders.   Our goal is to relieve, reduce, or managepain and improve a patient's overall quality of life. This is accomplished by utilizinga multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals work together toprovide a full range of treatment options and services for patients suffering from chronicandor acute pain. 

Common musculoskeletal pain disorders include:Back, Hip, and Leg Pain Neck, Shoulder and Arm Pain“Whiplash� Injuries Work Related InjuriesSports Injuries Failed Back Surgery and Other Post SurgicalPain Syndromes Myofascial PainFacet Syndrome Sacroiliac Joint Pain Today I will be briefly talking about backpain with sciatica (or pain radiating down the leg).  This is a common complaint thatwe encounter on a daily basis. Sciatic pain

results when injury or pressure have compressedthe spinal roots or nerves that branch off the spinal cord in the lower region of thespine.  Sciatic pain can be described as sharp, dull,burning, tingly, numb, continuous, or intermittent and usually affects only one side of the body. There may be associated weakness in the affected limb as well.Sciatic pain is most often the result of a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or narrowing of thespinal canal associated with arthritis or bony overgrowth, or in extremely rare cases,infection or tumor. An initial work up including a detailed andcomprehensive history and physical exam is

the first step in diagnosis.  Further workup may be needed such as imaging studies (which include xrays, MRIs CT scans) and or nervestudy testing. Once the diagnosis of the cause of sciaticahas been determined, a treatment plan is then established.  Most cases of back pain resolvewith nonsurgical treatment.   Some of the most common nonsurgical treatment optionsthat we utilize are physical therapy and exercise, medication management and spinal injections.As an interventional pain physician, I am trained through the use of xray guidanceor flouroscopy to deliver potent medications targeted specifically to the affected siteof inflammation in the spine.  The use of

flouroscopy allows the medication to be placedsafely and precisely.  These procedures are done as an outpatient in our accredited flouroscopysuite, which is fully staffed with certified personnel and licensed anesthesiologists. Other common procedures that we are trained to administer for appropriate musculoskeletalproblems include: Cervical, thoracic, and caudal Epidural SteroidInjections Facet Joint Injections Medial Branch or Nerve Blocks Radiofrequency Ablation SacroiIiac Joint injections Hip InjectionsTrigger Point Injections

Bursa InjectionsLumbar Discography Spinal Cord StimulationPercutaneous Disc Decompression For more information on musculoskeletal conditionsyou can visit our patient education section on our website. orlincohen To make an appointment with me or any of our sub specialists, please call our office (5165362800)or visit us online.

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