Are you experiencing the excruciating pain of sciatica?

At Kennedy Health, we specialize in providing comprehensive sciatica relief, helping individuals find comfort and regain control over their lives. Our skilled medical professionals are dedicated to diagnosing and treating sciatica, ensuring personalized care and effective management strategies.

Pain Mamagement & Causes and Types of Sciatica

Sciatica refers to the pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the hips, buttocks, and legs. It is often caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Common causes include:

Herniated Disc

When the soft cushioning discs between the vertebrae herniate or bulge, they can press against the nerve roots, causing sciatica.

Piriformis Syndrome

The piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, can tighten or spasm, irritating the sciatic nerve and causing pain.

Spinal Stenosis

Narrowing of the spinal canal can lead to compression of the nerve roots, resulting in sciatic pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease

As the spinal discs degenerate over time, they can put pressure on the nerve roots and cause sciatica.


Sciatica Diagnosis, Conditions, and Symptoms

Sciatica can manifest in various ways, and symptoms may include:


Radiating Pain

Sharp, shooting pain that radiates from the lower back down through the buttocks and legs, following the path of the sciatic nerve.


Muscle Weakness

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

Contact Info

Let us know how we can help you feel better today.

(302) 476-2978

Office Location

6 Sharpley Road
Wilmington, DE 19803 


Office Hours

Mon-Thurs : 9am - 6:30pm
Fri : Specialty Procedures
Sat-Sun: Closed

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Pain Management Treatment Options

At Kennedy Health, we offer comprehensive sciatica relief and treatment options:

Medication Management

Medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, or oral corticosteroids may be prescribed to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.

Physical Therapy

Our experienced physical therapists design personalized exercise programs to strengthen the core muscles, improve flexibility, and alleviate sciatic pain.

Chiropractic Care

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.

Lifestyle Modifications

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.

Surgical Intervention

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.