Sciatica is typically characterized by pain radiating from the lower spine to one or both legs. The pain usually extends beyond the knee. Sciatica usually affects one side of the lower body, depending upon which sciatic nerve is affected. In some cases, the tingling pain can also travel down to the foot, causing lifestyle-related problems.
The sciatica is caused due to slipped disc or herniated disk when the soft cartilages or tissues between the spine bones pinch the nerves surrounding those discs. Sometimes the sciatic nerve itself (large nerve) is pinched, causing pain to radiate down to the legs.
People describe the pain caused due to sciatica differently. For some, it can be a soft tingling pain gradually reaching the foot, while others describe a svere sharp shooting pain, felt especially while sitting or standing. Some patients also describe the pain as similar to a severe toothache. Typically, the frequency of shooting pain increases with the delay of sciatica pain management treatment. Therefore, our capable team, lead by dr. sherief eslayed, devise the best sciatica treatment in dubai to treat pinched root nerves through medication, therapy, and surgical practices, depending on the sciatica symptoms.
Today, sciatica cases are surging not only in Dubai but worldwide. The patients include most of the age spectrum – from adolescents through to the elderly. The most commonly affected group are those of middle age. Senior citizens, pregnant women, professionals with prolonged sitting or standing jobs, or those having prior spine-related problems may all experience sciatica. Some of the reasons why these groups are at higher risk are as discussed below.
Sciatica shows some common symptoms also found in other spine or nervous problems. however, Dr Sherief, our expert spine specialist, suggests the following diagnostic tests to conclude an accurate Sciatica treatment in Dubai. The diagnosis includes:
Starting with a thorough history and examination, dr. sherief is able to guide the patient as to what the problem may be.
Dr. Sherief Elsayed combines physical tests with some screening tests to diagnose and start with sciatica management treatment. These imaging tests include:
The above tests are recommended depending on the prognosis of sciatica symptoms to give our patients the best effective Sciatica treatment in Dubai.
The treatment approach depends on the analysis of diagnostic tests for sciatica. After opting for the right treatment, Dr. Sherief compassionately explains the disorder and treatment methods to the patient before proceeding to the treatment methods. The treatment methods include:
The medications include targeted OTC, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, and spinal injections. typically, these medications effectively subdue pain and relax nerve tensions, and bring sciatic nerves to respond normally eventually. however, in some cases, the pain or other symptoms may reoccur. Therefore, the spine specialist may suggest therapy as the best-gauged sciatica treatment in dubai.
The physical therapies for sciatica treatment incorporate some specially designed exercises to strengthen, condition and stimulate targeted nerves and muscles affected by sciatica. typically, the doctor recommends therapy with medication as part of a conservative nonsurgical sciatica treatment plan.
In most cases of sciatica, symptoms are well managed with conservative methods. However, in some cases of failed practice and recurrence of sciatic symptoms, our specialist performs surgery as the last and the most effective Sciatica treatment in Dubai. Some of the cases requiring surgeries for sciatica treatment include:
Dr. Sherief performs a number of surgeries to treat sciatica:
A discectomy is undertaken either by way of a microdiscectomy or by way of an endoscopic discectomy.
Patient satisfaction rates (for relief of leg pain, sciatica), are very high following a discectomy.
Surgeries are typically performed under general anesthesia.w
Dr. Sherief Elsayed is one of the most renowned spinal specialists in Dubai. Dr. Elsayed and the team have performed various intricate spine surgeries providing commendable results and relief to patients. With immense qualification, skills, and compassion, he and his team have handled many spine-related problems with conservative and non-conservative approaches, giving patients a zeal to live a better quality and comfortable life.
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