Sciatica is a symptom and not a disease. It just describes the pain. Sciatica simply means “pain along the sciatic nerve”. It is a type of pain that comes from the irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve.
Lumbago is a general term used to describe back pain in the lower back region. Lumbago is very common and affects 80% of the population. It is common for all ages and in young people who have demanding physical work.
You will be very surprised to know that there are a set of unique conditions that are more common in women than men. Why? Because their anatomy and childbirth make them prone to developing back pain and back pain-related problems.
‘Core strength’ is the strength in the middle portion (core) of your trunk in a standing position. Understand where the actual ‘core’ in a human body is and how the ‘core muscles’ is responsible for low back pain.
A 'pinched nerve' is a condition where the spinal nerve is trapped or pinched in the spine causing lower back and leg pain. The medical term for a pinched nerve is ‘sciatica’ or ‘radiculopathy’.
Facet joint injection is a procedure performed under intravenous sedation. This is a mixture of local anaesthetic and steroid used to reduce the pain and inflammation around the small joints in your back called the facet joint.
Nerve Root Injection is a small procedure that is very useful to control back and leg pain performed under local or intravenous sedation. This nerve root injection helps to reduce the pain and inflammation due to the nerve root compression.
Facet joint injection is recommended for control of your severe neck pain. Inflammation caused by the wear and tear of your spine produces chemicals around your small joints of your spine called the ‘facet joint’.
There are several research studies to show that there is a connection between low back pain and depression. Chronic back pain can cause depression and at the same time, depression can also cause low back pain.
Lumbar Radiculopathy is a medical team used to describe a condition where there is pain, numbness or weakness of your buttock and legs. Sciatica is a generally used common term when the pain travels down the back of the leg from your back.