The Sciatic Nerve provides innervation to the back of the thigh, the lower leg and some parts of the feet. Sciatica is a compilation of the complications that arise when there is a compression of the sciatic nerve. The Sciatic nerve is a very vital portion of the crucial nerves that supply the neuropathic response to the legs and therefore impairment of the sciatic nerve can cause total or partial debilitation, and severe physical and psychological distress. The intensity of pain associated with sciatica is oftentimes extremely high.
The Sciatic nerve corresponds to the back of the thighs, the back of the knees and the back of the leg. It can also extend to portions of the feet. When sciatica occurs, radiating pain usually travels through the buttocks, down the back of the thigh and down the leg. In most incidences, sciatica affects only one leg, but there may be incidences where both legs are affected. The symptoms typically range from tingling sensations in the back of the thighs to burning and cramping sensations. In extreme cases it can also lead to cramping of the muscles, total weakness and numbness as well.
Since the cause of sciatica is compression of the sciatic nerve, after identification of the problem, a non-surgical path is usually prescribed. You see, the conventional surgical solution for sciatic surgery is extremely intrusive and involves quite a high degree of risk of permanent paralysis or worse. But with the advent of Minimal Invasive Surgery, that risk has been almost eliminated. At Navaladi Endospine Care, there is a combination of the best expertise in the field along with the latest breakthrough in surgical innovation, and the surgical alternative does not have to lend despair to patients anymore.
Conservative non-surgical solutions like prescription of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and physical therapy with specialized exercises can yield temporary relief if any, but they are not a permanent solution. Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery can actually track to the heart of the matter and solve the compression issue thereby eliminating sciatica in entirety. At Navaladi Endospine Care every candidate with sciatica can be treated easily using the conventional Minimally Invasive techniques which yield astonishing results. The addressing of the issue of peripheral neuropathy is the only thing of concern, and the focus is not on the path taken to the affected site. This is the great advantage of Minimally Invasive Surgical techniques. There are small holes created that channel the endoscope and the surgeon has a bird’s eye view of the problem front and centre and hence has little or no trouble in addressing the surgical procedure.
Most common cause of sciatica is the result of a bulging disc or a herniated disc. When the disc prolapses and intrudes into the spinal column, it starts to apply compressive pressure on the sciatic nerve which in turn leads to a wave of effects, starting from tingling sensations to complete numbness and paralysis. Sometimes what is known as a bone spur is also the cause. This is also known as radiculopathy, this is when a portion of the disc protrudes inside, physically compressing the nerve.
At Navaladi Endospine Care, several cases of acute sciatica have been completely relieved thanks to the superb advances of modern surgical techniques and the unmatched surgical expertise of the surgeons.
Sciatica is not grounds for despair anymore. There is Hope. There is a complete cure.