Back and neck pain can range from being a mild inconvenience to so debilitating that your quality of life is disrupted. At Dallas Spine Care, we pride ourselves in helping patients for whom previous treatments have not worked. Dr. Robert Henderson is a spine surgeon who specializes in helping patients with histories of failed or ineffective surgeries on their backs. He has been in practice for over 20 years and if you need Dallas sciatica doctor, you couldn’t find a better champion. He follows his patients for a minimum of three years after any significant surgery to oversee their complete healing process. He posits that the most common reason for chronic leg pain or sciatica is inadequate decompressions and the most common reason for unresolved back pain is lack of identification of the appropriate pain generator (all of them) and/or the wrong surgical procedure to correct them. At the Dallas Spine Care office, we work with our patients to resolve a number of back conditions such as severe back and leg pain, conditions that have received prior treatment without improvement, sacroiliac joint syndrome, herniated discs, patients who have not received a definitive diagnosis, lumbar trauma, degenerative disc disease, and compression fractures.
Sciatica, also called lumbar radiculopathy, is a term that describes symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and leg. The pain from sciatica can range from a constant, dull pain to a debilitating condition. Most of sciatica symptoms result from lower back disorders between the L4 (fourth lumbar vertebra) and S1 (first sacral) levels that put pressure on or cause irritation to a lumbar nerve root. Depending on where the sciatic nerve roots are compressed, symptoms may be felt in different areas of the leg and into the foot. Most commonly, sciatica is caused by a disc problem, such as a herniated disc that is pressing against a nerve root. It can also occur when a disc degenerates, which releases inflammatory proteins that irritate the adjacent nerve. There are also times when hypertonic hip muscles, most often the lateral hip rotator piriformis muscle, compress the sciatic nerve resulting in sciatica pain. Sciatica symptoms are typically felt on only one side of the body. They may include a combination of leg and foot pain, weakness, tingling or numbness. For a Dallas sciatica doctor, your best chance of recovery is with our team of experts at the Dallas Spine Care center.
We offer many options for Dallas sciatica doctor care. We reserve surgery for our last choice of treatments. After a thorough physical examination reveals the cause of your sciatica, we will work towards prevention by considering life style changes. We will prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, suggest complementary healing modalities such as acupuncture, massage, bio-magnets, and yoga, and use steroid injections to relieve your pain. We explore a wide range of possible treatments to insure your sciatica is resolved. We work hard to get you well and we don’t stop until we’ve achieved that goal.