The treatment for lumbar radiculopathy, or sciatica, depends on the severity of the condition.
In many cases, Alexander Bone and Spine recommends that you relieve their symptoms simply by resting, but there are a number of treatments that could help your condition:
• Hot or cold therapy
• Steroid injections
• Low-impact exercises like walking or yoga
• Anti-inflammatory medication
There are only a few cases where Dr. Alexander considers surgical treatment necessary for pain relief, the most common being to remove the herniated portion of the disc. This relieves pressure on the nerves and helps with pain symptoms.
If your symptoms are a concern, make an appointment for a consultation with us today. We look forward to helping you!