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    Back Pain Specialist
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    Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)

    How Can It Be Treated?

    Treatment starts with identifying where the nerve is being compressed. Conservative measures such as heat/ice, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications are generally first line therapy. If these conservative measures do not relieve the pain, epidural steroid injections, or injection of steroids into the involved muscle is the next step. If these treatments do not relieve the pain, a patient may be a candidate for peripheral nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, or other more invasive procedures.

    Location We Serve

    Kansas Pain Management is a leading interventional pain management services provider in various locations across Kansas, including Overland Park, Lawrence, Leavenworth/Lansing, Kansas City, and Ottawa. So, if you are looking for a reliable pain management service provider in any of these locations, Contact us Today!

    Common Signs & Symptoms

    Lower back pain can have many different causes, one of them being lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica). Sciatica is caused by a nerve root being compressed or “pinched”, and can cause pain to shoot down into the lower extremities in the distribution of the nerve. This pain is often worsened by excess movement, standing up straight or sitting down for extended periods of time. Rest and typically leaning over slightly can make the lower back pain feel better temporarily, as this takes pressure off the nerve roots in your spine. The causes of compression can range from a herniated disc in the spine to a tight muscle around the nerve, or from the spinal canal tightening over years of arthritis.

    • Spondylosis
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Herniated disc
    • Chronic partial rotator cuff tears
    • Over-use – muscular strain is one of the most common causes
    • Pinched nerve
    • Chronic Stress – physical and emotional
    • Referred pain from other parts of the body
    • Injuries and falls – car accidents, sporting events etc.

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    Based on 106 reviews
    Toni Seyhun
    Toni Seyhun
    May 15, 2023
    I started seeing Dr Kneeman a few months ago. He is kind and listens to you. I've had the best experience with him. Just had a spinal injection and he made sure I was not uncomfortable. He is the best!
    Deborah Spindler
    Deborah Spindler
    February 14, 2023
    Ally Ludlum
    Ally Ludlum
    December 9, 2022
    Dr. Kneeman took over my care about a year ago, though I have been under KPA's care for about 6 years now. I started with Dr. Gupta. I had been unable to work due to Occipital Neuralgia (diagnosed just before I came to Dr. Gupta), and Dr. Gupta got me back to work in about 3 years, which was an amazing feat! With my treatment plan in place, and Dr. Gupta spending less time at the pain clinic in Ottawa, I started seeing others in his practice. They were great doctors! But I never felt the same level of engagement with them as I had felt with Dr. Gupta. Then I found Dr. Kneeman!! I am always a nervous wreck when I see someone new, but Dr. Kneeman is awesome! Calm as a cucumber while still being very engaged! He's very thorough and very practiced with the tools of his trade! When we decided it was time to renew my RFA (radiofrequency ablation) and we went to do the nerve-block tests, Dr. Kneeman prevented me from experiencing potentially terrifying side-effects! There had been a miscommunication from the last time I had nerve block done (not with KPM) and I was not supposed to be taking OTC aspirin for a week prior to the blocks! (Which I had been as I had no idea!) Dr. Kneeman is the one who discovered this, through the nurse asking him about Ibuprofen that I had taken earlier the day before so he came in to talk to me. We could not do the nerve block that day, but I was, and am, incredibly grateful that he caught the issue before it could become a terrifying experience! Yesterday I had my RFA with him, and he was just as awesome as ever! It helped that I knew I was in amazingly competent hands, so it seemed like no time at all I was back at home, feeling better already! TlDr: I started with Dr. Gupta (who remains awesome), but I am also ecstatically happy that I am now Dr. Kneeman's patient. Both doctors are absolutely incredible and I am so, so grateful to and for them.
    Amanda Concannon
    Amanda Concannon
    December 6, 2022
    The Doctors and nursing staff are so wonderful here. They listen to you and work diligently to make you more comfortable. I have lived with an enormous amount of pain for too long. Washing dishes, cooking, getting into my bed and sleeping ,and several minor activities are so painful for me. The doctors here have worked with me and have given me treatment that has made an enormous difference in my life. I recommend them 100% over any other place you could go.
    Tom Davidson
    Tom Davidson
    September 23, 2022
    I've been going to see Dr. GUPTA for several years. He interested me in using a Nevro Device for the pain in my legs & back. Many years ago I had back surgery & over the years the pain had gotten almost unbearable. The device was a godsend. The follow ups by Nevro people were great & helpful. The staff are very helpful and friendly.
    Opal Watson
    Opal Watson
    September 23, 2022
    Good experience every time..staff is great...Dr Gupta is the best...have experiences with him over several years....