The sciatic nerve stretches from the lower back, through the hip and buttocks, and down each leg. Sciatica describes a set of symptoms caused by an underlying medical condition affecting the sciatic nerve. Any condition or injury that places pressure on or pinches the sciatic nerve can cause sciatica anywhere along the nerve’s pathway.
A pinched sciatic nerve typically causes symptoms on one side of the body. Common sciatica symptoms include:
- Shooting pain down the leg
- Numbness behind the leg
- Pain when sitting down or standing up
Sciatica is caused by an underlying medical condition that places pressure on the sciatic nerve. Common conditions that cause sciatica include:
- Herniated disc
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
There are a few treatment options to treat sciatica. These include:
We understand that each patient’s pain is unique. Therefore, the treatment recommended to each patient will be personalized to fit their condition and lifestyle. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians offers advanced interventional and minimally-invasive techniques to help treat chronic, complex pain. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your concerns and what treatment options might be right for you!