Sciatica Diagnosis, Conditions, and Symptoms
Sciatica can manifest in various ways, and symptoms may include:
Sharp, shooting pain that radiates from the lower back down through the buttocks and legs, following the path of the sciatic nerve.
Weakness or difficulty with movements, such as standing up from a seated position or walking.
Numbness and Tingling
Sensations of numbness, tingling, or a pins-and-needles feeling in the affected leg or foot.
Difficulty Sitting or Standing
Discomfort or pain when sitting or standing for extended periods, often relieved by lying down or walking
Pain Management Treatment Options
At Kennedy Health, we offer comprehensive sciatica relief and treatment options:
Medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, or oral corticosteroids may be prescribed to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
Our experienced physical therapists design personalized exercise programs to strengthen the core muscles, improve flexibility, and alleviate sciatic pain.
Gentle spinal adjustments and manipulations performed by skilled chiropractors can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve and reduce pain.
Heat and Cold Therapy
Applying heat or cold packs to the affected area can provide temporary pain relief and reduce inflammation.
Our medical professionals provide guidance on proper posture, ergonomics, and techniques to avoid activities that exacerbate sciatica.
Epidural Steroid Injections
In some cases, corticosteroid injections into the epidural space around the affected nerve roots can help reduce inflammation and provide temporary pain relief.
Surgery is typically considered a last resort for severe cases of sciatica that don’t respond to conservative treatments. Procedures such as discectomy, laminectomy, or spinal fusion may be performed to alleviate pressure on the affected nerve roots.
Our medical professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation, including a review of your medical history and diagnostic tests (such as MRI or X-rays), to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific type and severity of sciatica. We prioritize personalized care and work closely with you to develop a comprehensive approach to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Take the first step toward comprehensive sciatica relief. Contact Kennedy Health today to schedule a consultation and explore the treatment options available to help you find comfort, regain control, and embrace a pain-free future. Trust our expertise and commitment to your well-being as we guide you on the path to a healthier, more comfortable life without sciatica.