Sciatic Nerve Pain
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Sciatic Nerve Pain
At Pain Stop Clinics we work with you to develop an individualized pain management program, alongside expert medical doctors, and chiropractors, to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve easily. Our treatments help strengthen and support the areas around the lower back to correct sciatic nerve pain and prevent it from coming back. Contact one of our Pain Stop Clinics today to schedule a free consultation!
Sciatic Pain Treatment At Pain Stop Clinics Include
- Radiofrequency Neuroablation
- Transforaminal Epidurals
- Trigger Point Injections
- Nerve Blocks
- Interlaminar Epidurals
- Low-Dose Steroid Injections
- Chiropractic Therapy
The Sciatic Nerve
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down through the leg. Sciatic pain refers to pain running down this pathway. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body but can cause pain in both legs. Sciatic pain can make it hard to walk and perform normal daily functions. Some severe cases can even interfere with bladder control.
Sciatic nerve pain generally indicates there is an underlying problem, such as a herniated disc. Sciatica isn’t actually a condition, but rather a term used to describe symptoms that are triggered by compression of the sciatic nerve. If not properly treated sciatic pain can truly hinder your ability to enjoy life.
“If you are experiencing back pain and discomfort please contact your nearest Pain Stop Clinic and speak with one of our experts as soon as possible.”
Sciatic Pain Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, please contact a Pain Stop Medical Professional today.
- Sudden, severe pain in your low back or leg and numbness or muscle weakness in your leg
- Numbness or tingling in the leg after prolonged sitting
- Pain that lessens when laying down
- Pain felt around the mid-buttock to the side
- Pins and needles sensation in the leg
- Pain when bending
- The pain after a violent injury
- Trouble controlling your bowels or bladder
Causes of Sciatic Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease – Natural aging and breakdown of the spinal discs. The discs can lose their cushioning and result in less cushion protecting the sciatic nerve.
- Herniated and Bulging Discs – Discs which act as cushion support between the vertebrae of the back can “slip” position or even burst causing herniation. These discs then press out of the vertebrae and apply pressure on the sciatic nerve causing pain.
- Obesity – Excess weight on the body can cause improper movement patterns, and extra stress on the lower back resulting in lower back pain.
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction– Irritation of the sacroiliac joint – located at the bottom of the spine causing sciatica-type pain.
- Spinal Stenosis – Pain in the sciatic may come from the narrowing of the space around the spinal cord. This presses on the sciatic nerve resulting in pain.
- Pregnancy -The changes in the body including weight gain, hormonal changes and the shift in ones center of gravity can cause sciatic pain.
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