Sciatica is a symptom of underlying disease that compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve. The irritation manifests in a myriad of ways such as burning, tingling, numbness, and dysfunction. There are numerous origins for this symptom, most of which are in the lower back. In the majority of sufferers, the pain of sciatica resolves with time and rest. About half of patients report resolution of symptoms within six weeks. Non-surgical treatment relieves pain in 80-90% of patients. Surgical treatment should be considered in those patients with the worst of symptoms. Prevention of sciatica involves regular exercise, proper posture, and good body mechanics.
Global Neuro & Spine Institute physicians are double and triple-board certified, fellowship trained, and remain on the cutting edge of technology. In our practice, we use the most advanced techniques and the highest standards to develop an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan for each of our patients. We are also very proud of our policy to place great importance on educating those we treat, while addressing any questions or concerns that may exist.
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