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How To Treat Your Sciatica

Sciatica, which can also be caused by a lumbar disc displacement, occurs within your lower back. If you are suffering from sciatica, you are likely experiencing a radiating pain within your lower back or sciatic nerve. When suffering from sciatica that is caused by lumbar disc displacement, the area you will experience the most pain stems from the flat discs that are acting as cushions for your vertebrae. These discs act as shock absorbents for the bones within your spine. So when they are injured, pushed out, or torn, the discs become displaced. This causes pressure to be applied to your spinal nerve which can be extremely painful. The pain can be debilitating and can prevent you from going about your regular day-to-day activities. If you feel like you are experiencing similar pain in your lower back, it may be time to visit a pain management doctor. With their help, you can get back to living a pain-free life!

Common Symptoms: 

Every person who experiences sciatica will experience different symptoms, as it depends on the position of the displaced disc as well as the size of the herniation. Some of the possible symptoms include:

Experiencing these symptoms of pain or tingling in any of the mentioned areas could mean it’s time to seek out medical attention. 

How Is This Diagnosed?

There are many different methods of diagnosing sciatica, which include:

Non-Surgical Treatment Options: 

There are plenty of treatment options when it comes to sciatica, due to lumbar disc displacement, that does not require surgery. At Integrated Spine & Pain Care we offer several different minimally invasive techniques that can help reduce the pain you are experiencing. Our team may also make suggestions on how you can take care of the symptoms while on your own at home. These treatment options may include:

Find the perfect treatment can be hard. Consult with your doctor about which treatment is right for your needs. 

Surgical Treatment Options: 

Not many individuals with sciatica due to lumbar disc displacement require surgery. This is typically the case after the nonsurgical treatments have not been helpful to the patient. The surgery is Microdiskectomy. This surgical procedure involves a small incision where the herniated disc is located. With the use of a microscope, the displaced part of the disc is removed, as well as any fragments that may be applying additional pressure to the spinal nerve. 

Typically,  when seeking out pain management treatment, our team at Integrated Spine and Pain Care will help you avoid risky surgeries and focus on producing dramatic results and minimal recovery time. Contact us today!

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