Sciatica? A Treatment for Pain Control
Lumbar radicular pain – commonly known as sciatica, and resulting from spinal disc herniation compressing the nerve roots – is often debilitating, causing work absence.
In cases of intense pain not controllable with medication, Hospital da Luz Arrábida offers transforaminal epidural directed to the specific nerve root, to provide symptomatic relief.
This procedure, with proven efficacy in over 70% of patients within six months, is performed in the Pain Treatment Unit of this hospital. The success rate is high: besides a faster improvement of pain complaints, transforaminal epidural has the additional benefits of avoiding the need for immediate surgery, the reduction of medication, and a quicker return to professional activity.
For more information or Pain Consultation scheduling, contact Hospital da Luz Arrábida.