Lumbar Radiculopathy Treatment Options for People Throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA, Area & All Surrounding Communities
Lumbar radiculopathy – also known as sciatica – is a condition that occurs when the nerve roots that branch out of the lower (lumbar) spine are compressed or irritated, leading to a variety of symptoms. These nerve roots branch out into the nerves that relay signals between the lower half of the body (hips, buttocks, legs, and feet) and the brain, so compression can cause symptoms in all these areas. The key to managing lumbar radiculopathy symptoms is proper diagnosis and individualized care – like that offered at Pain Care for people throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA area and all its surrounding communities.
At Pain Care, we know the cornerstone of proper lumbar radiculopathy treatment is one-on-one care. That’s why our experienced physicians take the time to thoroughly examine every patient who comes to one of our offices in the Metro Atlanta area. We want to understand what symptoms they’re going through and sort out the root cause. In the case of lumbar radiculopathy, the usual culprits are damaged spinal discs, the formation of bone spurs, the narrowing of the spinal canal and other degenerative disorders. After our physicians diagnose the issue, they can handle the resulting pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and other traveling symptoms through non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures, including:
- Advising a patient to complete physical therapy and targeted stretching exercises
- Prescribing medications to reduce swelling and pain
- Giving epidural steroid or nerve block injections to address pain at the site of compression
- Completing a decompressor discectomy to remove part of a herniated disc, thereby alleviating the compression
For more information about the treatment that we provide for lumbar radiculopathy – or any other chronic pain condition – in the Atlanta, GA, area, contact Pain Care today. We can typically see patients who contact us by phone or online form within 48 hours.