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Treating Sciatica Pain Ardmore OK

To clarify medical terminology, the term sciatica is often used very broadly to describe any form of pain that radiates into the leg. However, this is not technically correct. True sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated and the pain along the sciatic nerve is caused by this nerve (radicular pain). When the pain is referred to the leg from a joint problem (called referred pain), using the term sciatica is not technically correct.

Vaud A Burton III, MD
(580) 226-1251
PO Box 1473
Ardmore, OK
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Anesthesiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1968
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Hospital: Mercy Memorial Health Center, Ardmore, Ok
Group Practice: Ardmore Anesthesia Inc

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Julie D Thomas, DO
(405) 271-4351
918 B St NW
Ardmore, OK
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Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1989

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Bryan Eliot Shapiro, MD
(570) 645-2131
1912 Harmony Dr
Ardmore, OK
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Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1985

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Scott A Mitchell
(405) 775-9350
3601 Nw 138th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Interventional Pain Management

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(405) 848-2217
PO Box 23256
Oklahoma City, OK
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1978

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(405) 226-1251
PO Box 1831
Ardmore, OK
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1980
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Group Practice: Ardmore Anesthesia Inc

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(405) 226-1251
930 S Rockland Rd
Ardmore, OK
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1991

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(405) 272-9644
2002 12th Ave Nw
Ardmore, OK
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Claremore, OK
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1990

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(405) 756-4981
Oklahoma City, OK
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Treating Sciatica Pain

I am Searching for Respite from Sciatica Pain

06/12/2009 - Questions and Answers

By: Novoviva webmaster

Question

I have been troubled with sciatica for several months and can get no respite from the pain, or any satisfaction form my doctor. Can you please help me?

Answer

You mention that you have sciatica, but do not inform what the cause is. Because of this you would be well advised to talk with your own doctor, have your symptoms investigated and if necessary, be referred to the appropriate specialist for treatment to ease your pain. We can help you understand more about this condition and respective causes, which may help you in further consultations.

To clarify medical terminology, the term sciatica is often used very broadly to describe any form of pain that radiates into the leg. However, this is not technically correct. True sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated and the pain along the sciatic nerve is caused by this nerve (radicular pain). When the pain is referred to the leg from a joint problem (called referred pain), using the term sciatica is not technically correct. This type of referred pain (e.g. from arthritis or other joint problems) is quite common. Thus the importance of a clear diagnosis to start with.

The large sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down the back of each leg- is a relatively common form of low back pain and /or leg pain. Sciatica is a symptom of a problem at some point along the sciatic nerve rather than an ailment in and of itself. This pain along the sciatic nerve can be caused when a root that helps form the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated. For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the pain from sciatica might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse. Usually, sciatica only affects one side of the lower body, and the pain often radiates from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on wher...

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