PAIN IN YOUR HIPS, BUTTOCKS OR LEGS MAY INDICATE SCIATICA
Sciatica is a chronic condition involving pain radiating along the path of your sciatic nerve, which runs roughly from your lower back through your hips and buttocks down to both of your legs. If you ever experience the sensation of “pins and needles” through your buttocks, legs and feet, you may be suffering from sciatica. Many people who suffer from sciatica report experiencing pain on only one side of their body. Other symptoms may include bladder or bowel incontinence, weakness in your lower extremities or a profound loss of sensation. If you believe you may be suffering from sciatica, Thrive Pain Management offers sciatica treatment in the Irving area for patients of all ages.
HOW SCIATICA TREATMENT WORKS AT THRIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT
Sciatica is usually caused by a herniated disc, bone spur on your spine or spinal stenosis (a condition in which the narrowing of your spine pinches your nerve). Sciatica is usually diagnosed through a comprehensive physical and neurological exam, which may include x-rays, a cat scan (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (an MRI). Once you’ve been diagnosed with sciatica, treatment stems anywhere from using anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants to physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery in extreme cases. To learn more about Thrive Pain Management’s sciatica treatment options in the Irving area, please feel free to contact us to set up an appointment!