Sciatica is a type of pain that originates at the lower back and travels down to the buttock and then moves down towards the end of the leg, and in some cases, the foot and toes are in pain as well. The pain usually travels from the back down to the buttocks, and then down to the back of the leg (calf or thigh).
Symptoms of Sciatica Pain
Symptoms of Sciatica and its pain levels can vary from severe to mild and are mostly described by health experts as a burning sensation, shooting, cramping, electric shock-like sensation in a similar pattern. Typically, only one side of the body is affected, and the pain can become worse with prolonged bending, sitting, twisting, sneezing, and coughing. Numbness is also associated with sciatica pain in a similar pattern.
Causes of Sciatica Pain
The word sciatica means “pain that originates from the sciatic nerve.” The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that extends from the lower back and goes down to the back of the leg. Sciatica isn’t a disorder, but rather, it is a pain symptom of some other underlying issues like neural or spinal foraminal stenosis, overgrowth or enlargement of the bone, a pinched nerve in the herniated disc or lower back, facet hypertrophy and bone spurs, causing the narrowing of the space where the nerve travels.
Diabetes, which can lead to nerve damage, causes the symptoms, as mentioned earlier, of sciatica pain. Also, a tumor can be the cause of this form of pain by pressing on the sciatic nerve.
Risk Factors Associated with Sciatica Pain
Lifestyle choices, health problems, and genetic factors like diabetes, history, and age are all considered risk factors of sciatica. Professions that require you to lift or carry heavy loads, twist your back might cause you to develop sciatica, and if you think you might have developed this pain, contact us now to help you resolve this pain.
Diagnosis of Sciatica
Sciatica pain management doctors typically diagnose sciatica by performing a physical examination, reviewing your medical history, and also basic muscle tests. Sciatica health experts might perform additional imaging tests like CT scans, X-rays, and MRIs if the pain lasts for a long time, or it is severe.
Treatment of Sciatic Pain
There are several treatments available for sciatica pain management, and these treatments can ensure your sciatica pain is effectively managed, they include;
- Physical Therapy
- Caudal Steroid Injection
- Epidural Steroid Injection
- Neurostimulation Therapy
- Medication Management
- Pain Psychology
- Chiropractic Care
- Percutaneous Discectomy
Regenerative Medicine is safe, effective, ethical option or alternative to treating patients who suffer from sciatica pain. Schedule your complimentary consultation to speak with our Regenerative Medicine experts to learn how Regenerative Medicine has helped hundreds of our patients just like you get lasting pain relief.
Check out our innovative treatments for sciatica Pain
Horizontal therapy is an innovation in electromedicine. This therapy is administered by utilizing the ProElec DT 2000, which is a German-engineered machine. It is currently the most sophisticated kind of electrotherapy available. Learn More
Pulse Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Pulse Electromagnetic Field Therapy or PEMF for pain management and pain relief has been undergoing research and development for more than five decades now. Magnetic therapy has been used since ancient times. It has been applied by several civilizations ranging from the far east to eastern Europe for a wide variety of conditions. Learn More
Venus Heal is a non-invasive and innovative medical device that helps ensure patients heal from soft tissue conditions and injuries. This device utilizes a triple-action mode, and its technique is quicker than the conventional method in treating chronic and acute soft injuries and conditions, like back pain and muscle spasms. It heals patients suffering from these conditions by reducing swelling, relieving pain, and increasing range of motion. Learn More
At 3R (Regenerative Repair & Relief), we employ Smart Procedures. Harnessing the latest trending medical imaging and guidance technology we ensure that Injection Procedures are effectively done. At 3R (Regenerative Repair & Relief), we use the latest ultrasound, fluoroscopic, and electromyographic guidance to give diagnostics. Learn More
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a form of motorized spinal traction. It helps with neck or back pain, spinal stenosis, disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, facet joint syndrome, spinal nerve root compression, sciatica, etc. Learn More
Knee on Trac
The Knee on Trac provides patients with chronic knee pain, the relief they have been looking for.This one of a kind treatment offers a nonsurgical procedure that slowly and gently works to decompress the joint. Learn More
Low-Level Laser Therapy
The laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser light is collimated, monochromatic, and coherent. A device that produces such light is a laser. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is utilized by some physiotherapists to treat many musculoskeletal conditions. This treatment is a non-invasive procedure that produces a single wavelength of light which doesn’t emit any heat, vibration, or sound and is also known as biostimulation or photobiology. Learn More