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The two largest sympathetic nerves in the body are the sciatic nerves. Leaving the spinal column in the lumbar region, each sciatic nerve serves one side of the lower body. Lumbar spine issues can aggravate the sciatic nerves, causing symptoms that can impact the lower back, buttocks, legs and even the feet. When the sciatic nerve is pinched at the root or under pressure, the symptoms are referred to as sciatica. Our team at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, offers effective sciatica treatment, uncovering the source of sciatica pain.

Sciatica symptoms usually affect one side of the body. The type of symptoms experienced depend on what part of the sciatic nerve is pinched or under pressure. Some of the common symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Pain radiating from the lower back, through the buttocks and leg
  • Burning sensation through the hip and leg
  • Numbness in hip, leg or foot
  • Weakness in hip, leg or foot

Sciatica symptoms can come and go. They may occur when sitting, standing or lying in the same position for long periods of time.

Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica is a type of lumbar radiculopathy, or pinched nerve. It is not a disease or condition, but a set of symptoms related to pressure put on the sciatic nerve. There are several different spine or health conditions that can contribute to sciatica, including:

  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Obesity, tumors or other growths, like bone spurs, that can put pressure on the sciatic nerve

Sciatica treatment depends on the source of sciatic nerve pressure. In many cases, steroid injections can help relieve inflammation and pressure. Spinal cord stimulation also may help manage chronic sciatica pain. Physiotherapy and other conservative treatments also could be recommended to relieve pressure on the lower spine and sciatic nerve.

If you suffer from sciatica and need pain relief, come see us at Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA. We can find the right sciatica treatment to give you relief. Call our clinic to schedule an exam and consultation.

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

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