If you live with lumbar radiculopathy, then you know firsthand how painful and debilitating this condition can be. This is the underlying condition that causes sciatica pain, which can radiate through the back of the thigh, calf and foot causing extreme discomfort.
At Atlanta Innovative Medicine, we offer a wide range of back pain treatments to help our patients manage and resolve their radicular pain. Our team develops a personalized back pain management strategy. It may include chiropractic care and Sarapin, a biological medicine that works to stop the pain signals sent by the affected nerve.
What is lumbar radiculopathy?
Lumbar radiculopathy is an irritation or compression of nerve roots in the lower, or lumbar, part of the spine. Since these nerves run throughout the lower body, the resulting pain can radiate through the hips, legs and feet. Although there are numerous potential causes of lumbar radiculopathy, they can all result in pain, weakness, numbness and tingling in the affected areas.
The most common causes of lumbar radiculopathy include:
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Pinched nerves
Nerve issues caused by lumbar radiculopathy can be extremely painful and can impact your ability to function normally. Rather than relying strictly on pain medication or invasive surgery, we can employ a number of nonsurgical back pain treatments to help you get relief. With a wide range of experts on staff including neurologists, chiropractors and physical therapists, our team is uniquely qualified to help you manage your back pain.