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Pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. Some patients may only experience an irritating pain at certain times, but it can get worse. If you continue to have severe pain after six weeks of conservative treatments, DISC of Louisiana may want to schedule an appointment to consider a minimally invasive surgical option.


Sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy, refers to pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which branches from the lower portion of the spinal column through the hips and buttocks and down each leg.


AVALA Spine offers spinal procedures using minimally invasive techniques. It means smaller incisions, sometimes less than an inch, that is often covered with a band-aid. The minimally invasive spine surgeon inserts special surgical instruments through the tiny incisions to access the damaged disc. Unlike traditional “open” spine surgery, entry and repair to the damaged disc or vertebrae is achieved without harming nearby muscles and tissues. Less muscle and tissue damage results in less pain and a faster recovery. Click here to learn more.

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