Sciatica is a condition that causes leg pain and originates in the lower back region. The weakness, numbness or tingling sensations travel through the patient’s buttock and down his or her large sciatic nerve, which is found in the back of each leg. You should note that sciatica is actually a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disc disease are some of the common lower back problems that can cause sciatica symptoms.
Signs and symptoms
- Lower back pain
- Pain in the toes
- Shooting pain in one leg
- Leg or foot feels numb when moving
- Pain in leg worsens when standing or sitting
Note: these are just a few signs and symptoms provided for informational purposes. Do not attempt self-diagnosis based on this list.
Many different medical disorders can cause sciatica, so understanding the underlying condition is a prerequisite to developing a proper treatment plan. For example, spinal reviews are conducted to understand what spinal adjustments are needed or if chiropractic therapies are appropriate. Severe cases where sciatica symptoms worsen and require immediate medical care or surgery are rare.
Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Jill Bressler – Experts You Can Trust for Sciatica Treatment
Dr. Bressler can provide effective treatment for sciatica after performing an accurate diagnosis. A review of your medical history and diagnostic tests will help to locate the exact source of your sciatica. Medical, physical rehabilitation and homeopathic remedies are an example of managing this condition. Call our office if you have Sciatica or are experiencing a cluster of the symptoms above and suspect you have this condition.