Sciatica is a series of symptoms that can occur when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed. This nerve is the largest in the body and runs from the base of the spine down through each of the legs and feet. When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, it can result in pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and various other symptoms along the entire nerve pathway. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to learn about your sciatica treatment options. For those in the Durham area, dedicated treatment and care is available at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic.
Our spine specialists are highly experienced with diagnosing and treating sciatica. When you visit our clinic, we’ll start by discussing your symptoms, reviewing your medical history, and running any necessary diagnostic tests to confirm that sciatic nerve compression is the cause of your symptoms. From there, we’ll take the time to help you understand more about sciatica and discuss your treatment options.
At North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, we take a patient-centered approach to treatment and are always willing to explore conservative treatment options before considering more invasive options like surgery.
Some common sciatica treatment options include:
- Physical therapy
- Spine injections
- Steroid injections
- Pain management techniques
- Electric stimulation
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
If you would like to discuss your sciatica treatment options with a spine specialist at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from all nearby areas at our community-based clinic in Durham.