Pain management in patients with sciatic pain

Every time a nerve is compressed by slip disc, there are 3 main reasons for pain

  • Mechanical compression of nerve
  • Ischemia to nerve
  • Inflammatory reaction around nerve

In pain management inflammatory component is handled

Pain management can save patient from surgery

Pain is a relative indication for spine surgery

By managing pain with injections surgery can be completely avoided

A cocktail of drug which includes steroids and local anaesthetics is injected around nerve to reduce pain

Immediate effect is because of local anaesthetic drug

Long term effect is because of steroids

Patients with sciatic pain where medications are not helping, pain management procedure can be a good answer

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