Sciatica

Premier Pain Institute

Sham Vengurlekar, MD

Interventional Pain Management located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ

At least 40% of men and women will experience the intense pain and discomfort of sciatica at some point in their lives. But Sham Vengurlekar, MD, can provide relief. With nearly 40 years of pain management experience and training, Dr. Vengurlekar provides the Phoenix community with the most advanced treatments available at Premier Pain Institute. Don’t let sciatica symptoms slow you down, call Premier Pain Institute or schedule an appointment online today.

Sciatica Q & A

At least 40% of men and women will experience intense sciatica pain and discomfort at some point in their lives.  Sciatica isn’t a disease.  Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms that arise when your sciatic nerve becomes inflamed, which causes Sciatica Pain. When your sciatic nerve becomes inflamed, it causes tingling, numbness, and pain.

When you have sciatica pain, it only occurs on one side of your body because it only affects one of the two sciatic nerves. Your symptoms can be mild to severe, and pain is often sharp, burning, or feel like electrical jolts. In most cases, small actions like sneezing or coughing can make your symptoms worse, along with sitting for extended periods of time.

While anyone can develop sciatica, several factors can increase your chances, which includes: A sedentary lifestyle; Spinal stress due to obesity; Nerve damage from health issues like diabetes; and some occupations that include long periods of driving, heavy lifting, or back twisting. Each of these activities can aggravate your sciatic nerve and cause sciatica pain.

Dr. Vengurlekar can usually diagnose this condition easily because sciatica symptoms radiate along the path of your sciatic nerve. So, they usually start in your lower back and move into your buttock, hip, and leg. Dr. Vengurlekar provides the communities of North Phoenix and North Scottsdale with the most advanced treatments available.  So, don’t let sciatica pain slow you down and call Premier Pain Institute Today.

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