If you’re experiencing symptoms of sciatica — including numbness, tingling, and sharp, shooting pain down your legs — you may automatically think it’s caused by something serious, when that’s not always the case. To find out the exact cause of your sciatica symptoms and get reliable treatment, visit Reno Regenerative Medicine in Reno, Nevada. The team offers personalized solutions to treat sciatica and relieve your symptoms as quickly as possible. Schedule a visit today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
Sciatica is a symptom that causes numbness, tingling, or sharp, shooting pain from your lower back through your buttocks and the backs of your legs to your feet. In most cases, sciatica symptoms occur on only one side of your body along the length of your sciatic nerve, though it’s possible to have symptoms on both sides of your body. You may also experience sciatic pain only in your foot, thigh, or buttock depending on the severity of your condition.
Sciatica is caused by any condition that puts pressure on your sciatic nerve or causes inflammation of the nerve. Common conditions that cause sciatica symptoms include:
Postural changes associated with pregnancy and being overweight or obese can also cause symptoms of sciatica.
In addition to the obvious nerve discomfort caused by sciatica, the condition can also cause other symptoms like:
Anything that puts tension on the sciatic nerve, like stretching to touch your toes, can further aggravate your symptoms. Sitting or walking for long periods may also lead to flare-ups.
At Reno Regenerative Medicine, the team takes a comprehensive approach to treating sciatica to address all aspects of the condition. To relieve the nerve pain and discomfort associated with sciatica, the team may recommend:
The team also provides at-home recommendations to relieve your discomfort, like using ice or performing stretches throughout your day to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. When in-office and at-home therapies are combined, you can recover from sciatica more quickly and avoid the need for more invasive procedures, like joint injections or surgery.
Get effective sciatica relief from the team at Reno Regenerative Medicine by scheduling a visit online or by phone now.