• The Most Effective Treatment Options For Your Sciatica

    on Dec 10th, 2018

Sciatica usually manifests as pain that shoots down the buttock and back of the thigh, but can also apply to numbness, tingling, or even a burning sensation anywhere from the lower back to the toes.

At McGowan Medical Centers, we have successfully treated many patients throughout the Jacksonville, Florida area who have suffered from sciatic pain. Those patients agree that sciatica has had a huge impact on their quality of life. They also agree any improvement to their pain and mobility is a welcome relief.

Sciatica can be a self-limiting condition or one that may never truly heal, depending on the root cause of your sciatic pain. Which treatment to choose often depends on the cause of the nerve irritation as well.

Causes of sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the entire body. It runs from your spine, through your pelvis and buttock, and down the back of your leg to your foot. When you feel pain, burning, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness from your sciatic nerve, it’s because somewhere along the nerve route something is pressing on it, much like when an arm or leg goes to sleep because you have been sitting or sleeping awkwardly.

Compression of the sciatic nerve can come from various different conditions or injuries, some examples of which are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available treatments

As we said previously, the treatment for sciatica and the prognosis can vary based on the cause. At McGowan Medical Centers we have a treatment program to help you on the road to recovery:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Royce McGowan, Dr. Shelita McGowan, and Dr. Kwame Jenkins are all experienced in using the aforementioned techniques to treat patients with sciatic pain caused by a range of conditions.

 

If you live in and around Jacksonville, Florida and would like to discuss how we can help you start to feel better and recover from your sciatic pain, make an appointment at our office today.

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