They are talking about the unusually sharp pain that arises from the sciatic nerve. It is one of the largest nerves and runs from your lower spine, past your hips, and along your legs to your feet. A slipped, herniated or bulging intervertebral disc can compress the sciatic nerve located near L4-L5 on your spine. The pinching can generate a referred pain that feels like it is radiating from an area along your thighs, calf muscles or feet. The official description of the pain sounds funny- lumbar radiculopathy, but there is nothing funny about it if you suffer from it. Some people just feel tingling or numbness in their legs. The pain may at first be intermittent, but gradually, it becomes chronic.
Recurring sciatic pain after an operation to treat it is not rare at all, so don’t feel beleaguered. Sciatica often recurs within 5-years of an operation to treat it. Sciatic pain is tricky to diagnose, especially if it isn’t approached comprehensively.
You may be suffering from a form of lumbar stenosis, or you may have pseudo-sciatica which is not caused by slipped, bulging or herniated discs, but by an injured sacroiliac ligament. Dr. Greenberg’s approach to treating sciatica pain is to find the root cause and treat it regeneratively.
Dr. Greenberg’s team will first perform a Comprehensive Kinetic Diagnosis, including a review of your most recent radiographs. They will carefully examine and palpate your neck, back and shoulders to gain a comprehensive understanding of the kinetic integrity of the key systems along your spine, pelvis, sacrum, knees and feet. They may assess your gait or check for pelvic tilt to see if your musculoskeletal systems are balanced.
If you are an appropriate candidate for Kinetic Regeneration Therapy, Dr. Greenberg will treat your Sciatica by recommending the healing and synergistic cascade of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments.
A typical treatment course may call for several injections performed every 3 weeks, depending on the patient. The treatments initiate natural healing processes, factors and cells that strengthen and renew sinews, ligaments, tendons, nerves and cartilage to stabilize the vertebrae, intervertebral discs, facet joints, pelvis and sacral regions. If we find additional areas that may be causing pain, we will try to fix those too. As the spine grows stronger and your SI Joint becomes more functional, the source of pain often dissipates.
Kinetic Regeneration Therapy is an excellent choice for people who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to surgery that has lower infection risks, shorter recovery times and is opioid-free. We work with you holistically. We, renew you physically and try to raise your personal sense of wellness, so you become a healthier YOU with a back that feels great.
If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at (833) 440-4325.