Sciatica

radiculopathy

A ‘slipped’ prolapsed disc can often lead to back pain or sciatica (radiculopathy). Severe burning or electric shock pain shooting down the leg. There can be weakness, numbness or pins & needles in the leg. 

Very large central disc prolapses can also lead to Cauda Equina Syndrome with loss of control and feeling of the bowel or bladder. This is an emergency. 

A slipped disc can be seen with an MRI scan. 

There are many treatments avilable for sciatica from physiotherapy, drugs, epidural injections and surgery. 70-80% of cases improve by themselves with time but can take several months. 

Dr Creaney can arrange the necessary investigations and treatment for you. 

For appointments in Manchester, Wilmslow or Liverpool Tel: 01204 774142

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