I have had an issue with my sciatic nerve off and on for a few years now, that seems to be getting worse. The pain is just below my right butt and also in my ankle/foot. I have seen PT and Chiropractor with no luck from them. Can anyone recommend a doctor that specializes in sciatic nerve?
Thanks - Jerry
Sorry! Sounds like my problem!!
Dr Pereles in Kensington gets good recommendations. He is a runner and has spoken to MCRRC and DC Tri. I haven't seen him but I am planning to try PT. I got a cortisone shot back in November but the pain returned recently. Just hoping to get through the season.
Jerry, not sure if you are you in VA or DC or how serious the problem is.... I was the same way for years, then eventually herniated a disc. Dr. Tushar Patel was my back surgeon (also did back surgery on my aunt who is herself a physician) and he is wonderful. I recovered very quickly and I'm healthier and stronger now than I was before. I would highly recommend him. He is an orthopaedic surgeon and specialized in the spine, which is critical. His office is in herdon and the number is 703-810-5204.
I also got a 2nd opinion from Dr. Rafael Lopez - orthopaedic surgeon. He practices right next to GW hospital. 202-429-3700. I can't vouch for him because he was not my surgeon, but he is affiliated with GWU hospital and gave me the same assessment as Dr. Patel.