A herniated disc is a common cause of sciatica. Minimally invasive and complex spine neurosurgeon, M. Viktor Silver, MD, FACS, FRCS, at Silver Spine & Neurological Center — Interventional Pain Management & Spine Surgery in Sherman, Greenville, and McKinney, Texas, offers comprehensive herniated disc and sciatica treatment. The experienced neurosurgeon treats these conditions with a combination of advanced minimally invasive spine surgery and interventional pain management injections. Call today, or schedule your herniated disc and sciatica treatment consultation online.
A herniated disc is a spine injury of the intervertebral disc, the disc that cushions and separates each vertebral bone in the spine. If you have a herniated disc, the disc has either moved out of place or ruptured.
Though not all herniated discs cause problems, the displaced disc may press on a spinal nerve or the spinal cord, causing inflammation and pain. The injury may occur in any part of the spine but most often affects the lower back, also called the lumbar spine.
Some of the nerve roots for the sciatic nerve exit from the lumbar spine. If you have a herniated disc in the lower back, it may irritate the sciatic nerve root, causing sciatica, a nerve pain condition characterized by pain that radiates from the lower back into the back of the leg.
A herniated disc and sciatica may resolve on their own. However, you should consider herniated disc and sciatica treatment at Silver Spine & Neurological Center — Interventional Pain Management & Spine Surgery if your pain is chronic or severe and interferes with your routine.
Dr. Silver is an experienced minimally invasive and complex spine neurosurgeon who uses a combination of conservative care, interventional pain management, and minimally invasive spine procedures to help you get short- and long-term relief from your pain.
During your initial visit, Dr. Silver asks detailed questions about your symptoms and how it affects your life. He performs a physical exam and may request imaging studies to pinpoint the source of your pain.
Getting a proper diagnosis helps Dr. Silver create an effective herniated disc and sciatica treatment plan.
Dr. Silver offers nonsurgical and surgical herniated disc and sciatica treatment options. He customizes your plan based on your diagnosis and symptoms.
Herniated disc and sciatica treatments at Silver Spine & Neurological Center — Interventional Pain Management & Spine Surgery include a combination of:
Initially, he may recommend conservative care and then progress to surgical interventions. Most herniated disc and sciatica surgical procedures are same-day surgeries, so you go home that day.
Call Silver Spine & Neurological Center — Interventional Pain Management & Spine Surgery or click the online booking button to discuss your herniated disc and sciatica treatment options.