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Anaesthetist and Pain Management Consultant

Sciatica

Sciatica refers to nerve pain which arises due to nerve compression in the back usually due to disc problems. It leads to severe shooting, electric shock like pain from the back radiating into the legs in the distribution of the affected nerve.

 

Steroid injections like epidurals and nerve root blocks can offer an effective and non surgical conservative option to manage the severe pain associated with sciatica.