Sciatica Treatment

Revive Medical

Integrative Medical Center located in Oklahoma City, OK & San Diego, CA

Sciatica pain can be infrequent and irritating or downright incapacitating. The integrative health care professionals at Revive Medical in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and San Diego, California, treat all symptoms of sciatica. This highly qualified team discovers the cause of your pain and provides comprehensive treatments so you can be more comfortable in your day-to-day routine. Call the office or schedule an appointment online with Oklahoma City’s or San Diego's premier clinic offering advanced therapy options for your sciatica discomfort.

Sciatica

What is sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body, and when it’s irritated, you feel pain. It runs from the lower back, down one side of the buttocks and leg to the foot. You feel pain and discomfort when the aggravated nerve causes tingling, numbness, or a burning sensation anywhere from your lower back to your toes.

Sciatica is the outward symptom of an underlying spinal condition such as a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease that compresses the nerve. If left untreated, sciatica can become chronic and debilitating.


What are common sciatica symptoms?

You have two sciatic nerves, one on each side of your body, but sciatica typically affects just one side at a time. Any of the following symptoms may be an indication of sciatica:

  • Burning, tingling, or numbness down the back or side of your leg
  • Buttock pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Radiating pain to the hip and thigh
  • Sharp, searing leg pain
  • Pain while sitting or difficulty getting comfortable
  • Hip pain when lying down
  • Difficulty walking


How is sciatica diagnosed?

The doctors who specialize in treating nerve conditions at Revive Medical are experts at evaluating your pain and determining what’s causing it. They perform an exam and learn about your medical history, and they may ask you to bend or reach for your toes so they can evaluate the triggers and severity of your sciatica pain in relation to everyday motion.


What are the treatment options for sciatica?

Sciatica symptoms rarely just go away on their own, so it is important to see a health care professional who can determine where the sciatic nerve is being affected and causing your pain. Because the treatment of sciatica pain depends on the cause, the doctors at Revive Medical determine if you have a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or another spinal condition. Then they prescribe an individualized treatment plan.

The recommended nonsurgical, noninvasive therapies may include:

  • Specific low back stretching exercises
  • Heat or cold therapies
  • Massage therapy
  • Laser therapy


Untreated sciatica pain worsens over time, and so does the pain. Don’t wait until it becomes debilitating. Call Revive Medical or go online to schedule a consultation today.