The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It is formed by five different nerve roots that originate in the lower spine. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated it causes pain in the lower back, buttocks, and down the leg. “Sciatica” is the term used commonly to describe this type of pain. The medical term for this condition is lumbar radiculopathy.
Sciatica is a very common condition and most people can expect to experience it at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are good non-surgical treatments available to help relieve the pain associated with sciatica.
What is the best treatment for sciatica?
Sciatica is largely treated non-surgically. The Spine & Sports Health Center doctors are trained in interventional pain management techniques for the treatment of sciatica. These treatment options include:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Nerve blocks
- Spinal cord stimulation, if all else fails
We also offer support services such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, and massage therapy, which can help provide additional pain relief.
Your First Stop for Sciatica Treatment
The Spine & Sports Health Center should be your first stop for sciatica pain. Request an appointment with one of our pain management doctors today.