Orlando Sciatica Specialists

Orlando Sciatica Specialists | Pain Management

Sciatica services offered in Clermont, FL

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The extreme pain of sciatica affects 40% of adults at least once, and for many, that first episode turns into a chronic, debilitating condition. If your sciatica pain fails to improve with rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medication, you may need advanced diagnostic imaging and targeted therapy.

If you’re suffering from sciatica, anesthesiologists and interventional pain specialists Todd W. Mautner, DO, and Sameer K. Goel, MD, DABA, at Sunshine Interventional Pain and Wellness Center can help. They specialize in treating sciatica with neuropathic pain medications, epidural steroid injections, percutaneous lumbar disc decompression, spinal cord stimulation, ketamine infusions, and physical therapy.

Telehealth visits are available throughout the state of Florida, and our offices are located near Orlando, FL. Serving Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Celebration, Clermont, Davenport, Doctor Philips, Gotha, Horizon West, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista, Lake Mary, Leesburg, Longwood, Maitland, Montverde, Mount Dora, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Oviedo, Saint Cloud, Sanford, Sorrento, Tavares, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Winter Springs, and the surrounding areas.

If you or a loved one are suffering from sciatica symptoms and need a pain specialist near Orlando, FL, call 689-407-8647 or schedule an appointment online today.

Orlando Sciatica Specialists Q & A

Orlando Sciatica Specialists

Our specialists offer the newest minimally-invasive sciatica treatment options. Our team of interventional pain specialists has years of experience and is dedicated to providing individualized care for each patient. We offer a variety of treatments, including epidural injections, ketamine infusions, and spinal cord stimulation. Our goal is to provide relief from pain and help our patients return to their daily activities as quickly as possible. If you are suffering from sciatic nerve pain, we invite you to call 689-407-8647 today to book a consultation. We look forward to helping you find relief from your pain.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a group of symptoms that occur when the sciatic nerve is pinched. The sciatic nerve leaves your spinal cord in your lower back. From there, the nerves go through both sides of your buttocks and travel down your legs, which is why they cause leg symptoms.

What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Though you could end up with sciatica after a back injury, the problem most often occurs when a spine condition pinches the nerve.

The most common causes include:

  • Herniated Disc (responsible for 90% of all cases)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Joint Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Bone Spurs
  • Thickened Ligaments
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra)
  • Sciatic Nerve Injury 

Though not common, the sciatic nerve can get pinched by cramped buttocks muscles. This condition is called piriformis syndrome rather than sciatica.

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What Symptoms Occur if I Have Sciatica?

Sciatica causes lower back pain together with its hallmark symptom of pain that suddenly shoots down the leg(s). Though your sciatica nerve pain could be mild and aching, most people describe their pain as a sharp, electrical, debilitating pain.

You may also experience other sciatic nerve-related symptoms that travel down the affected leg, including tingling (pins and needles) and a burning sensation. Sometimes you may have leg numbness instead of pain, or your leg muscles might weaken or cramp up.

In severe cases, you develop changes in your bladder and bowel function. These symptoms indicate a serious nerve problem called cauda equina syndrome that requires emergency medical treatment.

Sciatica Pain Relief

Like other types of spine-related pain, sciatica treatment includes conservative therapies. You may take anti-inflammatory medications or muscle relaxants, a short course of oral steroids, and start physical therapy.

If these treatments don’t help your symptoms, Sunshine Interventional Pain and Wellness Center offers therapies that effectively target the source of your pain.

Sciatica Pain Treatment Options

Epidural Steroid Injections

Image-guided epidural steroid injections (ESI) are a minimally invasive treatment option for patients suffering from conditions like herniated discs, facet joint pain, radicular pain, and sciatic nerve pain. Unlike traditional epidural injections, which are performed blind, image-guided injections allow the physician to see the injection site on a monitor and target the medication directly to the source of pain. This precision results in fewer side effects and increased effectiveness.

Nerve Blocks

Nerve blocks have been an effective treatment for back pain for many years. They work by interrupting the flow of pain signals from the source of the pain to the brain. A nerve block can be used for sciatic pain relief, or it can be used as a more general form of pain relief.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure that involves implanting a device that sends electrical impulses to the spinal cord. The goal of this sciatica pain treatment is to interrupt the pain signals that are sent from the spinal cord to the brain. This procedure is most often used to treat radiculopathies, which occur when a spinal nerve is pinched or damaged. It can also be used to treat certain types of neuropathic pain, such as that caused by sciatica.

Ketamine Infusions

For patients with chronic pain, ketamine infusions have become a popular treatment option. Unlike traditional pain medications, ketamine is known to target the nervous system and block pain signals. This makes it an ideal treatment for conditions that do not respond to traditional therapies.

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger point injections (TPI) are a type of treatment that can be used to relieve pain in the muscles. Trigger points are areas of muscle that are tight and knotted. When pressure is applied to these points, it can cause pain in other parts of the body. Trigger point injections involve injecting a small amount of local anesthetic into the area(s). This can help to relax the muscles and provide back pain relief.

Physical Therapy

If you have chronic back and leg pain, physical therapy is often recommended. Physical therapists can help to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support the spine, which can relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. In addition, physical therapists can guide how to properly move and position the body to avoid worsening symptoms.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a treatment option for sciatica that can help to relieve pain and improve mobility. Chiropractors use manipulative therapy to adjust the spine and other joints to reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve. In addition, chiropractors may also provide exercises and stretches to help relieve symptoms and improve function.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a treatment option that may help to provide pain relief. During a massage, the therapist will use techniques such as kneading and rubbing to target the muscles and soft tissues in the area. This can help to reduce muscle tension and pain. Additionally, massage therapy can improve blood circulation and reduce stress. As a result, massage therapy may lessen sciatica symptoms.

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Lynn R.

Finally, after over 27 years of low back pain and too many doctor visits to count, I am getting some real pain relief. Dr. Todd Mautner has introduced me to treatments that are working! He’s down to earth, and someone who truly listens.

Bryan T.

Dr. Mautner is a fantastic physician who is very personable and extremely knowledgeable. He has the necessary skills to provide the highest level of patient care.

Linda M.

I had been suffering from low back pain for an entire month and nothing was working. I saw Dr. Mautner and he diagnosed and treated my sciatica the same day. I left the office with my pain under control, and now I don't have to cancel my vacation!

Thomas B.

I was doing pull-ups at the gym and started having neck and arm pain. I suffered with this for a month and none of the over the counter were working. I had an MRI and was diagnosed with a herniated disc. I visited the clinic, and the doctor prescribed a couple of medications and physical therapy, which were very effective. I was able to get back to the gym and was able to avoid surgery.

Sandra W.

Thank you to the team at Sunshine Pain and Wellness. They were able to get me in for a visit the day after they received my medical records. They gave me some options and I chose to have a steroid injection that day and started medication along with physical therapy. I feel so much better and am so glad that I visited their office.

If you or a loved one are suffering from sciatica and need back pain treatment near Orlando, FL, call 689-407-8647 or book an appointment online today. We offer comprehensive treatment plans designed to help you manage your sciatica symptoms and improve your quality of life.

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Office Locations

Sunshine Interventional Pain & Wellness Center

297 E. Hwy. 50, Ste. 1, Clermont, FL 34711

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm


Most Insurances Accepted

Advanced Neurospine Associates

825 E. Oak St., Kissimmee, FL 34744

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm


Most Insurances Accepted

Advanced Neurospine Associates

601 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm


Most Insurances Accepted

Advanced Neurospine Associates

3324 Commerce Ctr. Ln., Sebring, FL 33870

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm


Most Insurances Accepted

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