Spine specialist Mr Mangattil Rajesh prefers using a conservative approach for the management of lower back pain with leg pain, for long term relief.
Be it sciatica, slipped disc or piriformis syndrome, conservative treatment for back pain with leg pain involves one or more of the following:
This back and leg pain treatment plan involves one or more of the following:
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to help relieve back and leg pain and reduce inflammation on the sciatic nerve. These are:
Muscle relaxants like diazepam are also prescribed in some cases to treat muscle spasms and ease nerve-damage pain.
Physiotherapy & Exercises:
Mr. Rajesh believes in treating most of the back pain issues through non-surgical ways such as lifestyle correction, exercises, and physiotherapy as part of his comprehensive lower back pain treatment in London.
Mr Rajesh prescribes epidural or a nerve root steroid joint injections for some cases to give immediate relief from acute lower back and leg pain.
Spine Injections relieve back and leg pain instantly for cases where extreme pain and discomfort are debilitating. This also helps the patient heal quickly from the condition causing their back and leg pain (sciatica). This is a very safe and minimally invasive procedure that gives excellent pain relief for months. It also provides an opportunity for people with lower back and leg pain to break the cycle of pain and heal completely.
Spine specialist Mr Rajesh takes a multi-disciplinary approach to back pain treatment in London. He believes in treating and healing his back pain patients without surgery in most cases.
In some instances, if there is a herniated disc that is causing pressure on your nerves after spine steroid injections, Mr Rajesh might suggest a Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery:
Surgery is rarely indicated for lower back and leg pain. Mr Rajesh will consider surgery only if your back and leg pain does not settle with an adequate trial of medications, physiotherapy and spine injections. He would always suggest minimally invasive surgery for less tissue dissection & a faster recovery. Mr Mangattil Rajesh is a skilful practitioner of minimally invasive spine surgery.
Minimally invasive spine surgery helps to release pressure on the sciatic nerve caused by disc prolapse or or your nerves trapped in the spinal canal.
Some of the most common minimally invasive surgical procedures for back and leg pain are:
- Lumbar Microdiscectomy: It is the gold standard procedure for minimally invasive removal of herniated discs causing sciatica.
- Lumbar Spine Decompression: This procedure is used for spinal stenosis where a piece of bone is removed from the spinal canal to release the pressure.
One of London’s best-reviewed spine surgeons, Mr Rajesh has treated thousands of patients with severe lower back pain successfully over the years. He forms a comprehensive lower back pain treatment plan personalised for your requirements. This is a combination of medication, exercises, spine injection and surgery wherever required.
Get in touch with him today. Mr Rajesh and his team would be happy to help you with your lower back pain treatment in London!