Sciatica is a very common medical condition with more than three million cases in the United States per year. The pain caused by sciatica can range from very mild to severe radiating pain, but no matter how much discomfort you are experiencing, it is important to find appropriate treatment from an experienced spinal doctor as soon as possible. At The Colorado Spine Institute in Johnstown, we can provide you with appropriate sciatica treatment, relieving your pain and helping you live a normal life once again.
What causes sciatica?
Sciatica occurs when a herniated disc or bone spur pushes on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the hips down both legs. This causes radiating pain that is most often contained to one side of the body. A person may also experience numbness in one leg, which can make it difficult to walk, drive, and perform other tasks. Symptoms can occur while standing or sitting, and pain will most often be felt in the lower back, buttocks, and hips.
Sciatica treatment options
Pain medication and physical therapy are two common treatment options, and the right option will depend on the severity of a patient’s sciatica. In many cases, conservative treatment over the course of a few weeks helps relieve the pain. In severe cases, surgery might be necessary, but our expert staff will help you determine which treatment options are best for your specific situation.
If you are suffering from sciatica and deal with chronic pain every single day, please call or visit us right away. We want to help you find relief for your pain so you can get back to living your life.