Sciatica is traveling pain symptoms down the legs. This condition occurs when injury or pressure on the spinal nerves takes place. The damage essentially begins in the lumbar spine and travels down a leg. The Sciatic nerve controls the muscles in the back of the legs and knees.
When the Sciatic nerve is aggravated, you may feel asymptomatic for some time, meaning no symptoms will be experienced. It may also cause intermittent or constant pain. This condition is caused by impingement of the spinal nerve, preventing it from moving freely. Symptoms of pain, weakness, tingling, and numbness radiating down the legs are the most common types of symptoms experienced with Sciatica. Severity of pain will vary with each patient.
At the Spine Care Center, our specialists can accurately diagnose you by reviewing medical imaging of the painful area. At your initial consultation, the physician will discuss the condition with you and the available treatments for it. At the Spine Care Center, we offer treatments such as:
After being properly evaluated and diagnosed, your customized treatment plan will be presented by your Spine Care Center provider.