Sciatica is pain that radiates down the leg, often below the knee into the shin, ankle, or down to the toes. Sciatica is a type of neurological pain that occurs due to inflammation of a spinal nerve root. Disc herniation or related spine disorders, which may occur following falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, or just in the course of ordinary life, may cause severe and chronic sciatica and therefore have a devastating impact on your quality of life. Daily back, neck, or leg pain, difficulty sitting, standing, walking or lifting can last a lifetime.
Most people desire an alternative to the risks and expense of spine surgery, knowing that surgery can cause its own serious complications. A better answer was needed. A decade ago, a revolutionary new approach was invented at the INR: the local administration of a tiny amount (one cc., 1/30 of one ounce) of a unique medicine, etanercept, near the source of the pain. Local etanercept for sciatica is considered an off-label treatment, but its efficacy in published studies (references 2 and 4 below) attracted the attention of researchers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, who performed their own randomized, double-blind study that was published in 2009(reference 5), providing further scientific support for the concept invented at the INR nearly a decade earlier (see U.S. patents issued to Edward Tobinick MD, Founder of the INR, including but not limited to U.S. 6015557; 6419944;6537549; 6982089; and additional issued and pending U.S. patents assigned to TACT IP, LLC).
A gentle, rapid, method that takes only minutes, and is done in the privacy and comfort of the physician’s office. Anesthesia is not necessary, and following a brief visit patients may return directly to their usual daily activities.
INR physicians now have been using this fast, gentle, non-surgical method for a decade, with thousands of patients treated, from around the world. This revolutionary approach for severe back pain, neck pain, or sciatica, and other breakthroughs invented at the INR, are cited by scientific publications by physicians and scientists from around the world; are now supported by multiple-studies and multi-center clinical data; and are available for you, today.
For further background, please see the following scientific publications: