Comprehensive Diagnosis & Treatment of Sciatica
The sciatic nerve is a large neurological structure located just outside of the spine. It consists of several spinal nerves that exit the spine, merge in the buttocks, and extend down the leg. Pressure on these spinal nerves can result in sciatica pain.
Sciatic pain is usually caused by another spinal condition that may require treatment. Determining the cause of this condition is an important first step in ensuring long-term recovery.
Conditions That May Cause Sciatica:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Bone spurs
- Injury-induced pinched nerves
- Chemical irritation from degenerative disc disease
- Muscle spasms in the back of the hip
- Peripheral nerve entrapment in the leg and foot
Sciatica is not a serious condition. 95% of patients will recover naturally in 12 weeks. It is still important to have a physician properly diagnose your condition to determine the underlying cause of your pain. Treating the underlying condition will usually resolve sciatic nerve pain.