Princeton Pain and Spine Institute
Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist located in Lawrenceville, NJ and Edgewater, NJ
At Princeton Pain & Spine Institute, Dr. Dinash Yanamadula uses cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat many different conditions including sciatica and herniated discs. The doctor and his team of professionals serve the residents of Lawrenceville and Edgewater, New Jersey.
Sciatica Q & A
What is Sciatica?
The sciatic nerve runs from the base of the spine through the coccyx and splits, resulting with a large nerve that travels down the leg and ends in the foot. As the longest nerve in the body, there are many ways for it to become pinched or injured. Sciatica is the term often given to the condition in which the sciatic nerve becomes damaged as it travels through the foramen in the coccyx. As the foramen narrows, the nerve becomes irritated as it is pressed against the sides of the opening. In the beginning, this may cause numbness and tingling. Eventually, however, it can lead to the "pins and needles" feelings as well as deep nerve pain which can be extremely uncomfortable.
Is Sciatica Preventable?
Many doctors debate as to whether or not sciatica is preventable. Individuals who have received minimal injuries to their tailbone and spine will have a reduced risk of the condition. Others who have problems with conditions like osteoarthritis, degenerative bone diseases, fibromyalgia, and other conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system may be more at risk than others. Doctors often look at the person's past medical history and can often determine whether or not a person is more susceptible to this type of condition. Exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet that contains sufficient amounts of dairy, and getting adequate amounts of rest are also important for preventing any type of illness or disease.
What Is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is any type of damage involving the peripheral nerves of the body. Diabetics and individuals who suffer from different neurological disorders are well aware of what peripheral neuropathy is and how it affects the body. It begins with mild numbness and tingling that may come and go. Eventually, the symptoms become more persistent and begin to become more severe. As time passes, pain and discomfort can begin to become much more severe. Pain can go from a dull, throbbing ache to intense searing pain, that travels up the limb and towards the spine. Nerve pain feels different than muscle or joint pain and may respond differently to certain types of treatment.
How does Dr. Yanamadula Treat Sciatica?
Dr. Yanamadula helps patients manage pain from sciatica and other lower back issues with a variety of treatment options, depending on the cause and extent of the pain experienced. Each patient is carefully examined and interviewed so that a customized treatment plan can be developed and administered. Some of the many pain relief tools at Dr. Yanamadula’s disposal include:
- Lumbar epidural steroid injections
- Lumbar Transforaminal epidural steroid injections
- Lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy
- Sacroiliac joint steroid injections
- Lumbar sympathetic blocks
Major Insurances Accepted
At Princeton Pain and Spine, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Yanamadula was immediately compassionate and understanding. In only a few visits I was back to feeling BETTER than I was feeling."
"He was clear and considerate in his plan to help my mother. I was impressed and grateful."
"God Bless him. He is a little miracle worker in my opinion after dealing with this for 20 plus years. Thank you so much, Dr. Y, for giving us our life back."
"Dr. Yanamadula is always genuine, understanding no matter how busy. He automatically comes up with a solution to my medical questions and concerns."