What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a condition where the sciatic nerve has become compressed by another underlying spinal condition. Sciatica is a condition that will only affect the lower back, with symptoms being felt through the buttocks, down the legs, and into the feet.
How Do I Know if I have Sciatica?
What is the Right Treatment for Me?
Symptoms of sciatica are usually only felt in one leg, but may rarely be felt in both legs. Symptoms generally worsen when the patient is sitting. Common sciatica symptoms include pain that radiates through the buttock, down the back of the thigh, through the calf, and into the foot. Other sciatica symptoms include numbness, tingling, and pins and needles sensations. As sciatica progresses without treatment, muscular weakness and a loss in leg function may begin to appear.
Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from sciatica? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.
Conservative sciatica treatment is usually successful and involves treating the underlying condition causing the sciatic nerve compression. Treatment may include anti inflammatory medication, stretches and exercises, heat and ice therapy, and physical therapy. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.
OLSS provides a wide range of treatment options and because our doctors are the most experienced and best trained in treating sciatica we are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.
The real question is “what treatment is best to treat your sciatica?”. Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.