Epidurals for Back Pain: Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections in the low back are the most common type of spinal injections that I perform in my practice.  The goal of epidural injections is to deliver anti-inflammatory medication (similar to cortisone) as close as possible to irritated and painful nerves, often seen in conditions like sciatica from disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and.. read more →

Back Pain: 8 Causes to Know

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is a huge problem!  In fact, back pain is the most common reason why I see patients in my office.  According to the CDC’s National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, over 13 million doctor’s visits occur each year for “back symptoms,” and most commonly this is in the lumbar spine.. read more →

Sciatica Pain: Not Always the Sciatic Nerve

If you have intense pain that radiates down your leg from your low back or buttock, you may have been told that you have sciatica pain.  Treatment for sciatica is one of the most common reasons for referral to a pain doctor. Because of its name, “sciatica” is often misunderstood as meaning a pinched sciatic.. read more →