Sciatica Newport Beach, CA
Treating Sciatica in Orange County
Sciatica is a common pain that shoots out from the sciatic nerve located in your lower back, hip, buttocks and legs. Sciatica syptoms typically only affect one side of the body.
- Herniated disks
- Bone overgrowth
- Degenerating disks
- Msucle strain
- Tumors in the spine
- Lower back pain
- Consistent pain on one side of the body
- Weakness and pain in the leg or foot
- Tingling sensation
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): An MRI uses magnetic fields to produce detailed cross-sectional images of the brain.
Computed tomography (CT) scan: Imaging procedure that uses X-ray camera to scan series of detailed cross-sectional images of the brain.
In severe cases, Dr. Louis will suggest surgery after nonsurgical measures have been taken. In a surgery to reduce pain, Dr. Louis will remove whatever may be pinching the sciatic nerve.
Robert Louis, MD, a fellowship-trained Orange County Neurosurgeon, is the Director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Orange County, California. Dr. Louis has particular expertise in endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, sellar and parasellar tumors and skull base tumors.
Dr. Robert Louis specializes in minimally invasive neurosurgery for the treatment of sciatica. For appointments, please call (949) 383-4185 or Contact Us.