What is Sciatica?
Sciatica nerve pain signifies that you may have a compressed spinal nerve. Known for its sharp, stabbing nerve pains from the lower back down the leg in one or both sides, sciatica nerve pain is a common reason why patients seek out a spine or pain management specialist. At Preston Surgery Center, we have a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Mark Valente, who is accepting patients with sciatica nerve pain. Keep in mind that this type of nerve pain is the symptom of a more complex medical condition.
Sciatica pain can be episodic, which can make your life difficult with off-and-on-again pain interference. In the midst of a sciatic episode, you may have trouble sitting for very long. Exercise may feel impossible as moving, walking, or standing can be unbearable. If this describes your lower back pain, you would benefit from a consultation with Dr. Valente. He is an experienced orthopedic spine surgeon who is highly regarded in his field. His recommendations for treatment will be made in your best interest and personalized to meet your needs with the following:
- Oral pain medication
- Physical therapy
- Lifestyle changes to decrease inflammation
- Epidural steroid injections
- Therapeutic massage
Dr. Valente is an excellent orthopedic spine surgeon who can help you with the cause of your sciatica nerve pain. A comprehensive evaluation of your health, a physical exam, and diagnostic imaging with an x-ray or CT scan may be necessary for Dr. Valente to pinpoint the source of your discomfort.
"Great doctor! - I finally opted to have my minimally invasive discectomy after months of PT, shots, chiro which were ineffective in alleviating pain. Had it done this morning and already feel better than I have since late 2018. Nerve pain that radiated into my side and hip is gone. Back is a little bit sore but not as bad as expected and I anticipate a full recovery! Dr. Valente was great. I read a ton of reviews on many back surgeons in the DFW and chose Dr Valente solely in patient reviews and I’m glad I did."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 18, 2019
Reduce the sensations of sciatica pain
Make significant improvements to your life and level of sciatica pain with our diligent orthopedics team at Preston Surgery Center. For both immediate and long-term relief, Dr. Valente will diagnose the underlying medical condition and recommend treatment options with proven nonsurgical and surgical techniques. If you have lower back pain diagnosed with sciatica by another physician, and/or just want a second opinion about the source of your pain, we invite you to call for your appointment. We can assist you in finding solutions to handle your agonizing sciatica nerve pain.