Sciatica is a common condition that affects the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. It usually manifests as pain that radiates from the lower back and down the posterior of the leg. This pain can be sharp, burning, or tingling and can be accompanied by numbness or weakness in the affected leg. Fortunately, patients in the Rock Springs, Wyoming, area seeking sciatica treatment can turn to Premier Bone and Joint Centers.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica is most commonly caused by a herniated disk, which is a condition where the soft inner portion of a spinal disk pushes out through a crack in the outer portion and presses against the sciatic nerve. Other causes of sciatica include spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal, or a bone spur on the spine. If you are experiencing any of these conditions, be sure to visit our Rock Springs clinic for sciatica treatment.
How Can Sciatica Be Treated?
Treatment for sciatica depends on the underlying cause and severity of the symptoms. Mild cases of sciatica can often be managed with rest, gentle stretching, and over-the-counter pain medications. Physical therapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture may also be effective forms of treatment. In more severe cases, one of our physicians may prescribe stronger pain medications, corticosteroid injections, or surgery to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Receive the Relief You Deserve
When you turn to the board-certified, fellowship-trained spine doctors at Premier Bone and Joint Centers for sciatica treatment, you can be confident our spine doctors will provide you with personalized care that will have you back to doing the things you love most. Contact us today to schedule a visit to our clinic in Rock Springs, WY.