Sciatica Treatment Specialists

Sciatica

Specialists

Our board-certified, caring physicians will carefully examine you to diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Our advanced diagnostic techniques will help us determine what's causing your pain.

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About Sciatica

Sciatica is caused by injury to, or pressure on, the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve starts in the lower spine and runs down the back of each leg. This nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg. It provides the sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot.

Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.


Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. This pressure or damage can occur for a variety of reasons. Sciatica causes can include:

  • A bulging or herniated disk that is pressing on the nerve.
  • Spinal stenosis: a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the nerve.
  • An injury such as a pelvic fracture.
  • Sometimes, no specific cause can be found.

Sciatica Symptoms

Sciatica pain is usually only on one side of your body. Symptoms include:

  • Pain that radiates (travels) from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling

Sciatica Diagnosis

Our board-certified, caring physicians will carefully examine you to diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Our advanced diagnostic techniques will help us determine what's causing your pain and get you on the road to better health.

  • We take your medical history
  • We conduct a thorough physical exam
  • We carefully analyze your symptoms
  • We may order diagnostic tests, including x-ray, MRI, and nerve conduction studies, to help us diagnose your chronic pain

Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we will work together with you to create a treatment plan that will be successful for your chronic pain.


Possible Treatments For Sciatica 

  • Biofeedback
  • Injection therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injection
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Alternative therapies
  • Medication management

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Md

(301) 703-8767

Pennsylvania

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(724) 603-3560

Va

(540) 433-1905

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We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services and truly have each individual’s comfort in mind.

I Love the way they all listen to you no matter what it's about. I Love how they make sure your feeling fine & how they find other ways to help you. They are a wonderful team & I am so glad I found them.

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Dr Rao is MY Absolute Favorite Doctor! Love him! His staff at Mt Airy and in Frederick, Maryland are the best of the best. Caring, kind and very friendly. I would recommend anyone to seek out Dr Rao and his staff in a heartbeat.

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I LOVE this place. Dr B. and Dr Rao saved my life. In 2014, I could only walk about 15ft and had to use a wheelchair. It happened so quickly to me. I had extreme pain in my back, and legs. My other pain management wouldn't help at all.

Kathleen Tibbs

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In addition to treating chronic back pain, Pain and Spine Specialists offers other innovative and progressive treatments for other pain conditions. Pain and Spine Specialists provide their skilled knowledge and experience for treating neck pain, leg pain, and other pain causing disorders. Our highly qualified doctors efficiently manage your pain symptoms to help return your mobility and functionality.  

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At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are committed to giving you the most effective treatment when treating your pain. We believe that all patients should have access to quality care, and that is why you can find us conveniently located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Patients deserve the most up-to-date treatment methods and professional care available. We are honored to serve our communities, and help you return to a fully lived life.

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