Spinal Cord Stimulator (S.C.S.) Frequently Asked Questions

What is a disk herniation?

2019-08-25T10:05:17-07:00

A disk herniation goes by many names such as, disk bulge, bulging disk, prolapsed disk, herniated disk. A disk is the cushion or shock-absorber between the bones that make up the spine. Similar to a car's tire, a disk can “pop” when placed under significant force. This “pop” results in a disk bulge that [...]

What is a disk herniation?2019-08-25T10:05:17-07:00

What is a disk bulge?

2019-08-25T10:04:49-07:00

A disk bulge goes by many names such as, disk herniation, bulging disk, prolapsed disk, herniated disk. A disk is the cushion or shock-absorber between the bones in the spine. Similar to a car's tire, a disk can “pop” when placed under significant force. This “pop” results in a disk bulge that can pinch [...]

What is a disk bulge?2019-08-25T10:04:49-07:00

What causes sciatica?

2019-08-25T10:04:17-07:00

Most commonly, sciatica is caused by a disk bulge. A disk bulge presses against a nerve heading down the leg. The result is nerve pain or “sciatica” down the leg(s). There are many causes of sciatica that should be considered besides a disk bulge such as fractures to the lumbar spine, lumbar arthritis, lumbar [...]

What causes sciatica?2019-08-25T10:04:17-07:00

What is sciatica?

2019-08-25T10:00:44-07:00

The Physicians at Apex Pain and Wellness create custom treatment plans for patients with sciatica. In cases where sciatica is moderate to severe, the Doctors can perform injections that can alleviate and reduce pain. Epidural injections are one of the most common procedures performed by Apex Pain and Wellness Physicians and can greatly assist [...]

What is sciatica?2019-08-25T10:00:44-07:00

How should I choose a Doctor to treat sciatica?

2019-08-25T09:58:27-07:00

There are a lot of things that can cause sciatica such as lumbar spine fractures, lumbar arthritis, disk herniations, and bones shifting in the lumbar spine. Sciatica should be precisely diagnosed so that it does not leave patients with long-lasting disabilities. The Physicians at Apex Pain and Wellness encounter sciatica frequently and are Experts [...]

How should I choose a Doctor to treat sciatica?2019-08-25T09:58:27-07:00

What sciatica treatments are offered for chronic, long-lasting sciatica?

2019-08-25T09:50:40-07:00

Apex Pain and Wellness offers treatments for sciatica that has persisted for years. Sciatica can be a life-long condition but with treatments such as Spinal Cord Stimulation or S.C.S., sciatica can be effectively treated! Spinal cord stimulation treats sciatica after spine-surgery. Spinal cord stimulation can treat sciatica after epidural injections. The Physicians at Apex [...]

What sciatica treatments are offered for chronic, long-lasting sciatica?2019-08-25T09:50:40-07:00

What sciatica treatments are offered at Apex Pain and Wellness?

2019-08-25T09:47:45-07:00

The Physicians at Apex Pain and Wellness create custom treatment plans for patients with sciatica. In cases where sciatica is moderate to severe, the Doctors can perform injections that can alleviate and reduce pain. Epidural injections are one of the most common procedures performed by Apex Pain and Wellness Physicians and can greatly assist [...]

What sciatica treatments are offered at Apex Pain and Wellness?2019-08-25T09:47:45-07:00

How is sciatica treated?

2019-08-25T09:46:40-07:00

Sciatica is treated based on a variety of factors including severity of pain, whether or not there is weakness in the affected areas, and length of time it has affected a patient. Physical therapy should be used throughout sciatica treatment and as long as sciatica persists. Physical therapy is the mainstay of sciatica treatment [...]

How is sciatica treated?2019-08-25T09:46:40-07:00
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