Sciatica refers to the symptoms that occur when your sciatic nerve is damaged, irritated, or inflamed. The sciatic nerve branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg.
Symptoms typically occur on one side of your body but can affect both and may occur anywhere along the nerve.
Sciatica symptoms can vary in intensity from mild to severe, and may feel constantly present. You may experience:
Sometimes sciatica causes pain in one part of your leg and numbness in another. It can also create difficulty controlling your bowels or bladder.
The nerve irritation and inflammation that leads to sciatica is often related to a herniated disc, bone spur, or narrowing of the spinal canal that compresses the nerve as it exits the spine. Other conditions such as diabetic neuropathy may also cause nerve damage that leads to sciatica.
Certain habits and conditions increase your risk of developing sciatica, which may include:
To ensure that we deliver the most effective treatment for your sciatica, our medical professionals conduct a comprehensive physical examination of your sciatica symptoms and provide further diagnostic studies if needed. These steps enable us to identify the root cause of your sciatic nerve dysfunction accurately.
Our pain management physician then creates a personalized treatment plan that effectively alleviates your discomfort and addresses the underlying cause of your sciatica symptoms.
Our treatments go beyond simply alleviating sciatica pain symptoms. We focus on repairing underlying tissue damage and restoring nerve function. We also strive to educate you on how to prevent future flare-ups so that you can achieve maximum health and wellness. With Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Tulsa, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City, patients receive an accurate diagnosis, customized treatments, and long-lasting sciatica pain relief.
Give yourself the gift of sciatica pain relief and contact Neuropathy Treatment Clinic of Tulsa today.