There’s No Need to Sit on Sciatica or Other Back and Neck Problems: Introducing Mr. Ali Nader-Sepahi, Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon

There’s No Need to Sit on Sciatica or Other Back and Neck Problems: Introducing Mr. Ali Nader-Sepahi, Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon

October 29, 2018

According to recent research, depending on how it is defined, 2% to 40% of people have sciatica at some point in time. It is most common in adults in their 40’s and 50’s and men are more frequently affected than women.

Sciatica is generally caused by the compression of lumbar or sacral nerves, or by compression of the sciatic nerve itself. This can occur as a result of a spinal disk bulge or spinal disc herniation, or from roughening, enlarging, or misalignment of the vertebrae. Degenerated discs can also reduce the diameter of the natural hole through which nerve roots exit the spine.

Now at Candover Clinic, Mr Nader-Sepahi routinely treats compression of nerve roots in the lumbar and cervical spine with expertise in microsurgical techniques and decompression with either fusion or disc replacement. Compression can cause sciatica (back and leg pain), pins and needles, neck pain and myelopathy (spinal cord compression in the neck). Nerve root compression can also occur, causing arm pain with weakness and numbness of the arms and hands.

In addition, Mr Nader-Sepahi has a special interest in treatment of spinal cord tumours, spinal tumours, Chiari malformation and syringomyelia (pain and clumsiness in the hands with loss of balance).

There is no need to sit on your sciatica. Make an appointment with Mr Nader-Sepahi now. Call Bernice Fry on 01256 315025.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call 01256 315010 or email private.patients@hhft.nhs.uk