For a continuation of the discussion on minimally invasive procedures Dr. Jagannathan joins us live to discuss more details about them in relation in relation to spine as well as sciatica.
The sciatic nerve runs from the back towards the lower part of the foot and is created by the lower three lumbar nerve roots. The irritation to the nerve is often a sign of a problem that is commonly referred to as sciatica.
The pain typically emanates from the back and behind the hips all to the heel. In some instances patients, there is only hip pain or leg discomfort.
Some patients even go to getting hip replacements due to the fact that they think they are suffering from an autoimmune disease, but it’s just a compressed sciatic nerve.
As we age As we age, our spine is more prone to developing arthritis that targets nerves. Other causes of nerve irritation that affects the sciatic nerve could be due to the weight of lifting or an automobile accident.
The diagnosis of the issue typically occurs via MRI as well as other imaging studies and nerve studies to identify the cause.
Treatment is possible with minimally invasive surgery to alleviate tension on the nerve.
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