Sciatica – Causes and Treatment

Sciatica is a common condition that affects the sciatic nerve, ultimately causing pain from your lower back to your buttock and down the back of your leg. It can be caused by pressure or irritation on the sciatic nerve, often due to herniated discs, pregnancy, bone spurs, overuse injuries or even an infection.

The symptoms of sciatica vary in severity and may include burning sensations, tingling and numbness along the affected area. Sciatica can also cause significant muscle weakness in addition to sharp pain, making it difficult to perform daily activities like walking or climbing stairs. For many individuals with sciatica, these symptoms can significantly limit their ability to function normally in their day-to-day lives.

At Montesano Spine and Sport, we understand the debilitating effects of sciatica and are committed to helping you manage the pain and discomfort with experienced and compassionate care. We offer comprehensive diagnostics, including physical assessment, imaging (such as MRI or X-Ray), and nerve conduction studies to accurately assess your condition. From there, we can create an individualized treatment plan tailored to each patient’s needs that may include physical therapy, chiropractic treatments, therapeutic massage or acupuncture.

Don’t let sciatica keep you from living your best life – contact Montesano Spine and Sport today for help managing your pain so you can stay active without worry! With our years of experience and innovative treatments, you can trust that we’ll get you back to your normal life.