Sciatica pain is described as radicular pain that can be sharp, radiating and can cause shooting pain from the low back down into the leg.
Transforaminal injections into the opening at the side of the spine where the nerve root exists 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.
The Most Common Form of Leg Pain From the Sciatic Nerve is Heightened by the Following Symptoms:
- Occurs in one leg
- Sciatica pain 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