Treatment for sciatic pain

Centro de la columna Vertebral: september 20, 2018

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Treatment for sciatic pain

Treatment for sciatic pain must be comprehensive: combating the symptoms while addressing the cause of the pain. Learn more about the treatment offered by the CCV for this condition and remember to take care of your back by maintaining good posture, exercising and avoiding risky situations such as carrying things that are too heavy.

Sciatic pain

We usually call "sciatica" a pain that originates in the lower back and can descend to the leg or buttocks. You may also experience leg weakness and/or tingling in the buttocks area. This pain tends to worsen when changing position (sitting or standing). Furthermore, it is progressive: it may begin mildly or moderately and increase in intensity over time, especially if you do not seek treatment in time.

. It is caused by a compression or irritation of the nerve roots coming from the spine. Such compression can be caused by herniated discs, discarthrosis, stenosis or spondylolisthesis, so it must be properly diagnosed by imaging studies. At the end of this article you will find more information about these conditions.

Treatment for sciatic pain

Most cases of sciatic pain improve without the need for surgery. In that sense, treatment can consist of:

  • Heat and cold therapy.
  • Epidural drug injections.
  • Physiotherapy for muscle strengthening.

Remember that it is also necessary to treat the underlying cause of this condition. The only way to find out is to have a specialist carry out mobility tests and imaging studies. Once this diagnosis has been made, the next steps in the treatment can be taken.

Visit CCV for a consultation

If you have chronic back pain or the symptoms mentioned in this article, you require comprehensive and personalized sciatic pain treatment. . At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have experienced spine specialists. Pay us a visit and do not continue living in pain, as it can get complicated.

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"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691".

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