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Sciatica Pain

 

 

 

What is Sciatica?

Low back pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve and typically runs down the leg is commonly called sciatica. What people don't realize is that sciatic pain is actually a form of nerve pain.

What causes sciatica? What causes the leg pain?

 

The pain generally caused due to a herniated disc in the back or a bony spur which can push on the nerve, causing pain to run down the leg. Some people even have numbness and tingling as well as occasional weakness in the legs.

What can you do if you feel you have low back and leg pain or sciatica?

Conservative treatment such as physical therapy and the rest are the first line treatment. Imaging, such as an MRI of the low back, can be done to determine where exactly the herniated disc or compressed nerve is in the spine.

What is the treatment for sciatica?

Here at Pain Medicine Group, we treat sciatica pain every day. The treatment generally consists of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach which can include physical therapy, a home stretching and strengthening program, medication, and/or an interventional procedure to target the nerve pain where it begins in the spine.

Do you experience sciatica pain?

Call Pain Medicine Group today!

 

 

Author
Mauna Radahd, MD

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