Sciatica is the colloquial name for pain caused by an injury or pressure exerted on the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs down the back of each leg, starting in the lower back and extending down to the sole of the foot. In addition to pain, this condition can also present symptoms such as leg weakness, leg numbness, or tingling.
The most common causes of sciatica are a herniated intervertebral discs, spinal stenosis, an injury or fracture in the pelvis, and in some cases, the presence of tumors. Interestingly, the most commonly affected patients are men between 30 and 50 years of age.
Sciatic nerve pain can vary in intensity and presentation. In some cases it only presents as a mild tingling or a burning sensation of indefinite duration (it can be for short or long periods). In the most severe cases, the pain is of such magnitude that the patient is unable to move. Sciatic pain usually begins in the buttock and moves downward and can even affect the toes.
It should be mentioned that sciatic nerve pain does not appear overnight. It has a slow onset, although it may be worse after certain activities, such as standing or sitting, exertion, bending back, or walking short or moderate distances.
To properly diagnose sciatica, a full scan is necessary, which may show the following symptoms:
- Weakness when the knee is bent
- Difficulty flexing the foot
- Problems walking on tiptoe
- Trouble or inability to stoop
- Reflexes that are not normal
- Loss of sensation or numbness
- Pain when lifting the leg
Treatment for sciatica pain depends on the underlying cause. In most cases, physical therapy and specialized exercises can eradicate nerve pain. In many cases the application of heat or cold, accompanied by some anti-inflammatory analgesic in addition to the therapy are used with great success, but this depends on the doctor and the planned course of treatment for sciatica pain.
At Silverman Accident Clinic ™, our physicians have over 35 years of experience treating sciatica pain in Florida including Miami, Homestead, Kendall, Miramar and nearby areas. They deeply understand the causes of this condition, which gives them an undeniable advantage in applying different treatments, based on the real cause of pain.
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