Suffering from sciatica means to suffer from a type of pain described by patients as a shooting, shock-like, burning, or cramping sensation, which increases its intensity when prolonged sitting, bending, or twisting is done. Following this nerve’s path, the pain starts in the lower back and travels down passing through the buttock and back of the leg, arriving at the foot and toes.
Sciatica pain appears as a result of the compression of the sciatic nerve, one of the peripheral nerves that are most prone to injuries. This compression can be produced by underlying medical problems, such as lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, back injury, spondylolisthesis, among others.
To calm and resolve this type of pain, diverse common treatment methods have been included in its therapeutic plan, such as taking anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs) and opioid pain drugs, injecting corticosteroids right where the sciatic nerve exits the pelvis, and others like surgical interventions to solve an underlying condition.
Although in most cases this pain is temporary, during a few days or weeks and responding well to pain and anti-inflammatory medication, in some other cases the pain can become persistent, requiring other alternative treatment options.
Considering these factors, we at Space City Pain Specialists are committed to providing preventative and regenerative care to patients suffering from sciatica pain through the expertise of professionals like Dr. Jeffery Cannella by applying certain techniques, such as:
- Mechanical traction.
- TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation).
- Spinal manipulation.
- Deep tissue massage.
- Stretching exercises.
- Hot and cold therapies.
- Muscle-strengthening exercises.
- Aerobic exercises.
- Ultrasound therapy.
If left untreated, in some cases, sciatic nerve injury may result in neural degeneration and muscle denervation, leading to muscle atrophy and fibrosis, which limits the recovery of function. This is why corresponding interventions like the above have to be performed at early stages and by experts on the matter in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.
By scheduling an appointment over at Space City Pain Specialists, we can make you return to your daily activities in the shortest possible time through the application of preventative and regenerative care techniques, providing you all the tools that your body needs to heal and be capable of face everything in its way.
For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment at https://spacecitypain.com/contact-us/ and you will receive the proper attention your case requires. Our team of experts will be available during working hours to answer all your inquiries and support you in your path to wellness.