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.
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.
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.