Sciatica Specialist

Regional Pain Care -  - Pain Management

Regional Pain Care

Pain Management & Anesthesiology located in Pleasantville, NJ

Pain in your hip, your leg, and even in your foot, may all be attributed to sciatica. Abdul Qadir, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, employs a variety of pain-relieving therapies at his practice, Regional Pain Care, in Pleasantville, New Jersey. Men and women with sciatica don’t have to suffer the chronic pain and physical debilitation that often comes with sciatica symptoms. If sciatica pain is affecting the quality of your life, call the office to schedule an expert evaluation.

Sciatica Q & A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica often occurs as a result of wear and tear when you’re between 30 and 50 years old. Although it’s typically referred to as a stand-alone condition, sciatica is actually a symptom that occurs because of an underlying problem, such as a pinched nerve or a herniated disc in your spine. A herniated, or protruding disc, in your lower spine, can press on the sciatic nerve on either side of your body, causing pain down the back of your thigh.

Other causes of sciatica include:

  • Piriformis syndrome — a muscle in your buttocks spasms
  • Spinal stenosis — your spinal canal narrows
  • Spondylolisthesis — a vertebra slips

In all of these circumstances, undue pressure on your sciatic nerves — the ones that run from your lower back through each hip and down each leg — leads to pain and discomfort that doesn’t go away on its own. Dr. Qadir takes a comprehensive approach to evaluating the underlying causes of your sciatica so he can prescribe effective, long-term pain-relief solutions.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatica symptoms often include one or more of the following:

  • Leg pain and cramping
  • Shooting, burning pain down the back of one leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling in your leg or hip
  • Feeling of pins and needles down your leg
  • Pain that worsens when you sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Pain that worsens when you cough or sneeze
  • Foot pain or aching feeling

Symptoms can range from occasional and mild to more severe, even making it difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position. Although you have a sciatic nerve that runs down each side of your lower body, sciatica symptoms typically occur on just one side at a time.

How do I get relief from sciatica pain?

At Regional Pain Care, Dr. Qadir first determines the underlying causes of your sciatica symptoms and creates an individualized treatment plan to address them. Your all-encompassing treatment plan may include a combination of nonsurgical therapies, including epidural injections, medical management, and physical therapy.

Dr. Qadir prescribes a unique combination of medications, injections, and therapies that provide optimal, safe, long-term pain relief. In most cases, this combination of traditional medicine, interventional therapies, and physical exercises can effectively relieve sciatica symptoms.

If you’ve been suffering from sciatica pain that prevents you from being as active as you’d like, call the Atlantic City, New Jersey area, office today.