At the Bellevue Pain Institute, we have been able to help many patients work through the symptoms of sciatica. Our comprehensive service and experience empower us to go the source of the problem and bring relief.
Sciatica is always a symptom of an underlying medical condition. These conditions include degenerative disc disease, a lumbar herniated disc, and spinal stenosis. When you have one of these conditions, it can irritate or compress the sciatic nerve, causing pain. For more details, check out our page on sciatica. We are experts in this area and passionate about relieving it.
It is important to understand the nerve itself. It begins in the lower back, runs through the buttock, and down the back of your legs. Within your legs, the nerve branches out to your thighs, calf, foot and toes. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, your nerve is being compressed or pinched.
Numbness, weakness, or trouble moving your leg or foot
- Pain that gets worse when you sit
- Pain that feels tingling, burning, or searing (not an ache)
- Constant pain on one side of the leg or buttock
- Sharp pain that makes it difficult to walk
Sciatica can limit your movement and prevent you from doing activities you love. Worse than that, you cannot even escape the pain by resting in a sitting position. You do not have to live with sciatica. At our pain treatment office in Belleview, we will identify what is causing the problem and create a plan to treat it. Make an appointment with the Bellevue Pain Institute today.