The Providers at Coastal Neurosurgery & Spine have helped thousands of patients find relief from sciatic nerve pain. While most cases of sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy, resolve using non-surgical treatment, severe cases may require surgery. Our integrated team of spine specialists includes experts in pain management, orthopedic surgery, and more. Together, we’ve helped many patients minimize sciatica pain and return to everyday activities with our terrific outcomes.
Sciatica is the broad term describing an assortment of pain symptoms caused by sciatic nerve compression. The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body, extending from the lumbar spine, through the hip, and down through each leg. It consists of multiple nerve bundles that control sensation and function in the legs and feet. Sciatica occurs from sciatic nerve compression or damage that results in dysfunction.
The underlying causes of compression or damage can range. While sciatica is most often causes by a degenerative spine condition, even poor posture and occupation cause prolonged pressure in the buttocks and lower back that can cause nerve compression. Common causes of sciatic nerve compression include:
Sciatic nerve dysfunction can cause a variety of symptoms, ranging from minor burning to extreme pain. Usually, sciatica affects only one leg, though cases of bilateral sciatica result in symptoms in both legs. Common symptoms of sciatica include:
CNS has a team of spine specialists who work with each patient to determine the best course of you Sciatica treatment. Because symptoms vary from patient to patient, we develop individualized treatment plans that explore various noninvasive or surgical options.
Most patients with sciatica are able to manage symptoms through various non-invasive and non-surgical treatment methods. Most patients experience relief using a combination of treatment methods that help with both pain management and spinal realignment. Coastal Neurosurgery & Spine offers several conservative treatments including:
After conservative methods of Sciatica Treatment are exhausted, more severe cases of sciatica may require intervention with our team of surgeons. Our spine surgeons offer several cutting-edge, minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. Minimally invasive procedures reduce patient recovery time and help patients return to their normal activities as quickly as possible. CNS offers common spine surgeries for sciatica, including:
Our goal is to improve and maintain your overall health by empowering you with an understanding of your condition and wellness plan. We know there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all cure, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your diagnosis.
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