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Sciatica Pain Management Doctor Houston

Dr. Brett Warfield at Texas Intergrative Pain Institute specializes in treating sciatica pain to help you relieve your symptoms and to increase mobility. We take a personalized approach to creating the most effective diagnoses and treatment plans for patients seeking an alternative to surgical options. Don’t suffer from sciatica pain; manage it! Our sciatica doctor serves patients in Houston, Spring, Sugar Land, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation with our sciatica pain doctor at our Houston location

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Why Visit A Sciatica Pain Doctor?

Sciatica pain is often caused by a bulging or herniated disk, Spinal stenosis, Bone spurs, Cauda Equina Syndrome, an injury, or in some cases, and the cause is unknown. Sciatica pain can be mild or severe, typically targeting just one side of the body. Some people experience pain gradually, while some people experience pain very suddenly. Whatever the case may be, our Sciatica doctor at Texas Intergrative Pain Institute will be able to accurately diagnose your condition and put you on the right treatment plan to help reduce your pain and improve your functionality.

Dr. Brett Warfield is a sciatica diagnosis specialist located in Houston. As a top-rated sciatica doctor, he has successfully treated thousands of patients at his Houston medical practice for nerve and back pain without evasive surgeries.

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We accept most major insurances and have a program for self paying patients

Patient individual care because everyone has different levels of pain that need different types of pain care management.
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Dr. Warfield is a board certified  doctor providing passionate, caring, and adequate pain management to his patients.

We see patients within days at our pain management clinic near The Woodlands.

What Is The Sciatica Nerve?

The Sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. The nerve diverges into the left and right nerves on both sides of the body. It actually extends through the hips and buttocks and continues down the leg, where it ends right below the knee. At the knee, the nerve branches off into other nerves, which continue all the way to the feet. 

Sciatica occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. Each case of Sciatica can vary in terms of how long it lasts or whether treatment is necessary. Some people only experience pain from Sciatica for about one to two weeks before it clears up on its own. Others will have pain that comes and goes for several years, with multiple episodes of flare-up pain occurring throughout the course of a year. Many people may be able to clear up their pain with at-home care, which includes hot/cold packs, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, and safe stretches. Anyone who cannot see improvements after trying home remedies may need to see a sciatica doctor to manage or alleviate their pain.

 

When To Contact A Sciatica Doctor

  • When your pain is severe or becomes significantly worse and is shooting down your legs

  • Numbness, weakness, or tingling legs, buttocks, or genitals

  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

  • Difficulty with urination

  • Fever, unexplained weight loss, or other signs of illness

  • It has not started to improve within 7 to 10 days.

  • Causes difficulty walking, standing, or moving.

  • It is worse at night or worse when you lie down

While it is possible your pain will clear up on its own, if it is a mild case, you may need to see your doctor if:

  • You do not see improvements in your symptoms after trying home remedies.

  • The pain does not go away after one to two weeks.

  • Your pain is worse than it has been in the past or starts to intensify over time.

You should seek immediate medical attention if these situations occur after an accident or injury, such as a severe fall. If you cannot control your bladder or bowels or excruciating pain or muscle weakness originating in your lower back or the legs.

Causes of Sciatia

Pressure or damage to the nerve can occur for a variety of reasons. Sciatica can include:

A bulging or herniated disk that is pressing on the nerve. Discs are the cushions between the vertebrates that make up the spinal column. Disc bulging occurs when the disc extends outside its common space. A disc herniation is when the ‘inner jelly-like substance’ pushes out of the disc because of tears or defects in the outer cartilage layer.

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the nerve. It can happen in any part of the spine but most often occurs in the neck and the lower back. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is the type of Stenosis present in the lower back, and the lumbar area comprises five lumbar vertebrae, where Stenosis can set in. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is usually the result of the damages caused by Osteoarthritis. 

Bone spurs also cause the sciatica nerve to become compressed. Bone spurs are essentially an overgrowth of bone, which can occur on the bones that make up the spinal column. Also known as Osteophytes, these growths often start in the joints, which connect the bones, but when the jagged-edged bones occur in the right spot along the spine, they can quickly narrow the space and pinch the spinal cord or nerve roots.

Pain Management Treatments For Houston

Treatment Options for Sciatica Offered by our doctor in Houston may include:

 

  • Medication Management

  • Cortisone injections

  • Nerve Blocks

  • Ultrasound treatments or electrical stimulation

  • Physical therapy

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Spinal injections can include trigger point injections, facet blocks, or epidurals.

  • Acupuncture

 

The most appropriate treatments to relieve your painful condition will depend on the cause, nature, and severity of the sciatica pain you are experiencing.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Warfield to discuss pain management options in Houston, Humble, or Spring. We will provide you with a custom-tailored and effective sciatica pain management or pain relief treatment plan.

 

ABOUT US

At Texas Intergrative Pain Institute (TIPI), our board-certified Back Pain doctor in Houston excel in nonsurgical treatments for various spine conditions.

Dr, Warfield is committed to alleviating your pain and restoring your well-being to get you back to doing the things you love faster and without evasive procedures. Contact us today!

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