Sciatica describes the symptoms of any condition caused by irritation or compression in nerve roots based in the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back (lumbar spine) through the length of the lower limbs, with branches deviating from it. When there is any trauma to a nerve or nerve root this can cause pain, weakness, or numbness. The pain can radiate from the lower back (lumbar spine) where the sciatic nerve is located, and through the lower limbs.
It is important to realize that sciatica is a description of symptoms and not a disease itself, and therefore, treatment will be aimed at treating the cause, not just masking the pain. We treat all the symptoms of sciatica at KURE Pain Management, reducing the pain our patients experience and allowing them to continue their daily activities. Contact KURE Pain Management to schedule a consultation to start treating your sciatica today.