Sciatica Specialist

James A. Nassiri, MD, MA

Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist located in Beverly Hills, CA & Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Located in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. James Nassiri of Westside Pain Specialists offers Sciatica Treatment for people who suffer from sciatica, or pain that radiates from the sciatic nerve. If you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Nassiri can help you develop a plan of treatment to manage this condition.

Sciatica Q & A

What Is Sciatica?

The most common misconception about sciatica is that it is viewed as a diagnosis rather than a symptom. For anyone suffering from the symptoms of sciatica—pain in one side, numbness in your legs, radiating or sharp pain—the actual causes can range from disc problems to severe conditions like spinal stenosis. The pain often associated with sciatica can range from irritating to extremely affecting, often preventing people from performing everyday tasks. When sciatic symptoms become severe enough, people generally seek treatment from a qualified physician.

Is Sciatic Pain Progressive?

Sciatica pain can be progressive, depending on the underlying cause and how early in life you begin to experience symptoms. Most people who suffer from sciatica don't develop the symptoms until at least middle age, with the effects starting gradually. Because of the nature of sciatica, many people don't realize that they are suffering from anything able to be diagnosed until the symptoms become severe.

Are There Treatments to Ease My Pain?

Treatments for sciatica range from the very basic and non-invasive to more intensive methods such as surgery. If your symptoms are not severe, and the pressure on your sciatic nerve is light, then your doctor may recommend something as simple as the application of heat or ice. However, if you're pain is extremely debilitating, you may be forced into more advanced treatment such as regular physical therapy or even surgery.

Can Sciatica Symptoms Be Dangerous?

Although it is very rare, sciatica symptoms may point to very serious situations that require emergency medical treatment. Certain neurological effects, such as numbness or weakness, may indicate something very serious if they suddenly worsen. If you're experiencing these kinds of symptoms, you need to seek immediate medical care. However, just because your condition may not be severe does not mean that you shouldn’t seek medical treatment.

If you’re tired of dealing with your sciatica pain, you should visit Dr. Nassiri at the Westside Pain Specialists in Beverly Hills. Schedule your appointment today.

Insurance

At Westside Pain Specialists, our goal is to provide every patient the opportunity to obtain the pain treatment they need. We are dedicated to partnering with you and your insurance. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office to find out how we can partner with you and begin your healing process.

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