Sciatica, or lumbar radiculopathy, is one of the more common lower back pain conditions, yet is one of the most difficult to treat. Sciatica symptoms can be caused by many different spine and lumbar back issues, radiating pain through the back, buttocks and legs. Finding the source of sciatica is crucial to relieving the nerve pressure and offering relief. Our spine specialists at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, offer diagnosis and sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy) treatment for our patients with radiating back pain.
Sciatica is a set of symptoms resulting from a pinched or pressured sciatic nerve. There are two sciatic nerves that exit the lumbar spine, one for each side of the body. These are the largest peripheral nerves in the body, one traveling down through the pelvis into each leg. When the nerve is pinched, the resulting symptoms can send pain, tingling, numbness and weakness down one side of the body from the lower back all the way to the feet.
Relieving Sciatic Nerve Pain
Lumbar radiculopathy, or pinched sciatic nerves, can be caused by herniated discs, spondylosis, spinal stenosis, spinal compression fractures and other issues in the lower spine. Sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy) treatment depends on the cause of irritation to the sciatic nerves. Lumbar decompression, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, spinal injections, spinal cord stimulation and many other treatments may be recommended by our spine specialists to relieve sciatica pain, depending on the source of nerve compression. We use the most advanced diagnostic tools to help find the source of pain and create an effective sciatica treatment plan for our patients.
You do not need to live with chronic sciatic nerve pain. Come see our spinal experts at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, for diagnosis and sciatica treatment. We specialize in minimally-invasive treatment options for relieving chronic spine conditions, including sciatica symptoms.