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Sciatica

Pain Management & Spine Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sciatica services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Electric shock-like pain that travels down the back of one leg is the hallmark symptom of sciatica, a common pain condition. At Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the team of specialists provides comprehensive care for sciatica, offering a range of treatments to ease symptoms and improve back health. Call or schedule an appointment online at one of the three Las Vegas offices today to get help for your sciatica.

Sciatica Q&A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a nerve pain condition often grouped in as a form of low back pain. Sciatica occurs when you have irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve or one of the sciatic nerve roots. 

 

The sciatic nerve is a sensory and motor nerve that runs from the lumbar spine, through the buttocks and hips and into the back of the leg on both sides of the body. The sciatic nerve is the thickest and longest nerve in the boy.

 

Sciatica may occur along any part of the nerve, but the pain most often originates at the exit point of one of the sciatic nerve roots in the lumbar or sacral spine. A herniated disc or spinal stenosis may irritate or compress the nerve root.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Electric shock-like pain that travels down the back of the leg is the most common symptom of sciatica. This pain may come and go or occur when coughing or sneezing.

 

You may also experience low back pain, weakness in the leg, or numbness, burning, or tingling sensations that travel into the foot. 

 

Though sciatica is a common condition that may go away over time with at-home care, it can recur. For help with your sciatica, schedule a consultation with the pain and spine experts at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center.

What can I expect during a sciatica consultation?

You can expect a patient-centered evaluation when you visit Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center for a sciatica consultation. The team wants nothing more than to ease your pain and prevent a recurrence of your sciatica.

 

Your provider reviews your symptoms, daily routine, and goals. They examine your back and may request X-rays or an MRI to find the source of your nerve pain condition.

What are the treatments for sciatica?

The Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center team customizes your sciatica treatment plan based on the cause and severity of your symptoms. Initially, the team recommends conservative care such as:

 

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Weight management
  • Activity modification

 

If these interventions fail to provide relief from your sciatica, the team may recommend epidural steroid injections. Most people see significant improvements in pain with conservative care.

 

However, the team may talk to you about surgical interventions for your sciatica if conservative care fails to improve your discomfort.

 

There’s no need to suffer with your sciatica. Call Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.

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