Do You Suffer from Lower Back Pain?
Between five and ten percent of people with lower back pain suffer from sciatica. Sciatica pain generally begins in the lower back or buttocks and continues down the leg, sometimes all the day down to the foot. While sciatica often goes away on its own, it is usually caused by another spinal condition that will require treatment. If you have been dealing with lower back pain, contact the experienced spine surgeon of Biscup Spine today.
Work with a skilled spinal surgeon to find an effective, long-term treatment for sciatica at Biscup Spine. Call (800) 533-7313 to set up an appointment.
What Causes Sciatica?
Finding out what caused your sciatica is an important step in ensuring your long-term recovery. The sciatic nerve is a large neurological structure located just outside of the spine. It consists of several spinal nerves that line the back end of the buttocks and extends down the back of the thigh. Damage to the spine can exert pressure on the sciatic nerve, meaning that in order to treat sciatica, we must also treat the underlying cause.
Conditions that have been known to cause sciatica include:
- 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
Contact Biscup Spine Today to Start Your Treatment
Sciatica is not a serious condition and will often go away on its own, but it is still important to have it diagnosed so that you can receive treatment for the underlying condition causing it if there is one. Treating that condition will usually resolve sciatica. In the short term, sciatica can be treated with medication and moderate walking exercise.
Biscup Spine clinics can be found in Palm Beach & New York. Call us at (800) 533-7313 to work one-on-one with an experienced spine expert.