Sciatica

Actively Treated At Achieve Wellness Medical

Achieve Wellness Medical Center offers a Sciatica Treatment service to help patients find relief from this common and often debilitating condition. Sciatica is a term used to describe pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the buttocks and down the legs. Sciatica can be caused by a variety of factors, including a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and other problems. At Achieve Wellness Medical Center, our team of experts works with patients to diagnose the cause of their sciatica and develop a personalized treatment plan to help them find relief. Our Sciatica Treatment options may include a combination of treatments, such as physical therapy and regenerative treatments. By taking a comprehensive and personalized approach to Sciatica Treatment, our team helps patients find lasting relief and improve their overall health and well-being.

Sciatica

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Our team of experts at Achieve Wellness Medical in Columbia, MO can shed light on your condition and provide you with the health that you deserve. Below, you will find our most common questions; however, our team would love to speak with you personally to understand your individual needs.

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Sciatica is a term used to describe pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the buttocks and down the legs. Sciatica is often caused by a problem in the lower back, such as a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or a pinched nerve.

A herniated disc occurs when the soft, spongy material inside a vertebral disc bulges out through a tear in the outer layer of the disc. This can put pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing pain.

Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when the spaces in the spine become narrowed, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs.

A pinched nerve occurs when pressure is applied to a nerve, causing it to become compressed. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area.

Sciatica can also be caused by other factors, such as pregnancy, obesity, and certain medical conditions, such as diabetes. If you are experiencing sciatica, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the specific cause and receive appropriate treatment.

The symptoms of sciatica may vary depending on the specific cause of the pain and the severity of the condition. Some common symptoms of sciatica include:

  1. Pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the buttocks and down the legs.
  2. Pain that is worse when sitting, standing for long periods of time, or during certain activities, such as coughing or sneezing.
  3. Numbness or tingling in the leg or foot.
  4. Weakness in the leg or foot.
  5. Difficulty moving the leg or foot.

It’s important to note that these are just a few examples of the symptoms of sciatica, and the specific symptoms may vary depending on the individual. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or other unusual sensations, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the cause and receive appropriate treatment.

The specific experience of sciatica treatment may vary depending on the specific cause of the pain and the treatment approach being used. Here are some general things that you can expect during sciatica treatment:

  1. Your healthcare provider will perform a physical examination and may order additional tests, such as an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan, to help determine the cause of your sciatica.
  2. Based on the results of the examination and any additional tests, your healthcare provider will develop a treatment plan to address the cause of your sciatica and help you find relief.
  3. Your treatment plan may include a combination of therapies, such as physical therapy and regenerative treatment
  4. You may be advised to make lifestyle changes, such as modifying your diet and exercise routine, to help manage your sciatica.
  5. Your healthcare provider may recommend pain-relieving techniques, such as applying heat or ice to the affected area.

It’s important to follow the treatment plan recommended by your healthcare provider carefully to ensure the best possible outcome from your sciatica treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your treatment, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider.

To get started with treatment for Sciatica, we implore you to contact our office. If you are a new patient, we would be honored to help you with your Sciatica. We suggest you look into our New Patient Special!

New Patient Specials!

For only $49, new patients at Achieve Wellness Medical Center are provided with a consultation, exam, and a report with any findings the following business day!