Sciatica pain is described as radicular pain that can be sharp, radiating and can cause shooting pain from the lower back down into the leg.
Diagnosing Sciatica Pain
Common observations of sciatic pain include:
- Sciatic pain typically occurs in one leg.
- Sciatica can start in the low back or buttock and radiates down the back of the thigh.
- Sciatica pain is usually experienced as a sharp pain, as opposed to a throbbing or dull ache.
- Words people often use to describe sciatic nerve pain include ‘burning’, ‘searing’, and ‘sharp pain’.
- Sciatica pain is usually worse when standing or sitting still
Treatment Options for Sciatica
The physicians of IIllinois Pain & Spine Institute may perform transforaminal injections into the opening at the side of the spine where the nerve root exits are also referred to as transforaminal epidural blocks. Fluoroscopic guided transforaminal epidural steroid injections may help reduce radicular pain and improve standing, walking and activity in patients with sciatica pain.
Our award-winning pain treatments are designed around each patient’s unique concerns and our team of doctors are skilled at precisely identifying the underlying causes and presenting a cost-effective, custom solution for sciatica. We look forward to serving you!