Hi, I’m Doctor Daniel Yadegar,I’m an Interventional pain management specialist with the Orlin and Cohen Orthopedic Group. More often than not people ask me what exactly is interventional pain management Interventional pain management is a discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain related disorders. Our goal is to relieve, reduce, or manage pain and improve a patient’s overall quality of life. This is accomplished by utilizing a multidisciplinary approach,in which a team of health care professionals worktogetherto provide a full range of treatment optionsand services for patients suffering from chronic andor acute pain.
Common musculoskeletal pain disorders include Back, Hip, and Leg Pain Neck, Shoulder and Arm Pain Whiplash Injuries Work Related Injuries Sports Injuries Failed Back Surgery and Other Post Surgical Pain Syndromes Myofascial Pain Facet Syndrome Sacroiliac Joint Pain Today I will be briefly talking about back pain with sciatica or pain radiating down the leg. This is a common complaint that we encounter on a daily basis. Sciatic pain results when injury or pressure have compressed the spinal roots or nerves that branch off the spinal cord in the lower region of the spine.
Sciatic paincan be described as sharp, dull, burning, tingly, numb, continuous, or intermittent and usually affects only one side of the body. There may be associatedweakness in the affected limb as well. Sciatic pain is most often the result of aherniated disc,spinal stenosis, ornarrowing of the spinal canal associated with arthritis or bony overgrowth, or in extremely rare cases, infection or tumor. An initial work up including a detailed and comprehensive history and physical examis the first step in diagnosis. Further work up may be needed such as imaging studies which.
Treating Sciatic Pain Dr. Daniel Yadagar, Interventional Pain Management Physician
Include xrays, MRIs CT scans and or nerve study testing. Once the diagnosis of the cause of sciatica has been determined, a treatment plan is then established. Most cases of back pain resolve with nonsurgical treatment. Some of the most common nonsurgical treatment options that we utilize are physical therapy and exercise, medication management and spinal injections. As an interventional pain physician, I am trained through the use of xray guidance or flouroscopy to deliver potent medications targeted specifically to the affected site of inflammation in the spine. The use of.
Flouroscopy allows the medication to be placed safely and precisely. These procedures are done as an outpatient in our accredited flouroscopy suite, which is fully staffed with certified personnel and licensed anesthesiologists. Other common procedures that we are trained to administer for appropriate musculoskeletal problems include Cervical, thoracic, and caudal Epidural Steroid Injections Facet Joint Injections Medial Branch or Nerve Blocks Radiofrequency Ablation SacroiIiac Joint injections Hip Injections Trigger Point Injections Bursa Injections Lumbar Discography Spinal Cord Stimulation Percutaneous Disc Decompression For more information on musculoskeletal conditions you can visit our patient education section.