There is absolutely no way you’d classify the excruciating pain pulsating throughout the entire length of your leg as run-of-the-mill back pain. Downing a couple of aspirin just won’t cut it, and it’s now certifiably unbearable.
Dr. Desh Sahni offers patients real and lasting relief from this agonizing condition. Sciatica pain emanates from your lower back, where your sciatic nerve is located. When your sciatic nerve is aggravated or restricted, pain can affect one or both sides of your body, right down to the tips of your toes.
Fortunately, Dr. Sahni and the entire team at Capital Brain and Spine can help you get back to a pain-free state, so you won’t have to sit out the next bike ride, power walk, or trip to the dog park.
Pinpointing where sciatica pain starts
There are a host of reasons you may have developed sciatica, and a herniated disc is one of the most common.
Dr. Sahni believes in meeting you where you are as a patient and creating a treatment plan that is customized to you. Initially, he will devote significant time to investigating the physiological specifics of your sciatica. He will ask you to describe your pain history and its current status, and may advise that you undergo an imaging test to determine whether you indeed have a herniated disc.
An array of ways to treat pain from sciatica
Dr. Sahni doesn’t rush to the option of surgery without launching an exhaustive investigation into any and all noninvasive treatments that may effectively address your pain. These include:
- Pain relievers, including anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Aquatic therapy
- Massage therapy
Unfortunately, these treatments don’t always eradicate sciatica pain. If you come to the end of a course of noninvasive treatments and are still experiencing pain, Dr. Sahni can perform surgery and always attempts surgical solutions that are as noninvasive as possible. It may be that you ultimately need the problem disc removed, along with part of the lamina (a portion of the spinal arch).
What can I expect when I meet with Dr. Sahni to discuss my sciatica pain?
You’ll likely be amazed at the breadth of Dr. Sahni’s experience, and this translates into an incomparable benefit for you. Not only is he a neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery expert, but Dr. Sahno also combines his clinical mastery with creative complementary treatment combinations to address sciatica.
These include self-care practices like yoga and strength training and noninvasive treatments like chiropractic care.
You need to listen to our body when it comes to sciatica pain. If you ignore it - which is pretty hard to do - your risk of suffering permanent nerve damage is real.
The first and most life-changing step you can take for your sciatica is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Sahni. You can do this by calling our office or booking an appointment online through our website.
Let Dr. Sahni and our team get to work on finding a true and permanent solution for your sciatica condition. The sooner you’re pain-free, the more fun you can have in our fair city!