An impacted sciatic nerve can negatively impact your life with constant throbbing pain up and down your body. Dr. Carlos Casas at Comprehensive NeuroSpine helps men and women living with pain, find solutions to resolving sciatic pain. Make an appointment online or call today to learn more about how you can reduce sciatica.
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed in the lower spine, causing shooting pain from the lower back to just below the knee.
There are two kinds of sciatica:
Sciatica isn't a condition, but rather a symptom of sciatic nerve damage. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body.
Multiple factors can damage the sciatic nerve, including:
Symptoms of sciatica are expansive, though the most common ones include:
These symptoms vary from person to person. But in general, they worsen if you are seated for long periods of time.
Radiculopathy occurs when a nerve is pinched in the spine, causing pain, weakness, and numbness. Sciatica is one of the leading symptoms of radiculopathy. Causes include:
Most doctors opt for the surgical route to treat sciatica. Dr. Casas is committed to using alternative approaches to medicine, first exploring physical therapy then interventional pain management, and surgery only after the other methods have been exhausted.
Dr. Casas may recommend additional sciatica treatments, including:
If the pain is severe, Dr. Casas may recommend epidural steroid injections, which target the affected area directly without the risk of seeping into adjacent zones. These injections reduce inflammation and provide temporary pain relief.
Sciatica can be severely debilitating or a sign of a more severe condition. Dr. Casas is committed to finding the most humane solutions to your pain without risking surgery. However, should surgery be necessary, the team at Comprehensive NeuroSpine provides expert care and treatment options.
Don’t let your sciatica symptoms get worse. Contact Comprehensive NeuroSpine to learn more about your treatment options today.