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AdvaCare Clinics: Sciatica Pain & Symptom Relief

Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves. Download our printable Sciatica & Pain Symptom Information Sheet.

Sciatica Treatments

Treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms often differs, depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms and pain levels. As with other conditions, conservative treatments are tried first. Treatment modalities for sciatica might include:

  • Initially, treatment focuses on lowering the inflammation. This may include taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and muscle relaxers, and resting.
  • Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) – These injections deliver a long-lasting steroid and a local anesthetic into the epidural space, targeting the irritated nerve root.
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENs) – This passive process decreases the perception of acute and chronic pain and is not associated with side effects.
  • Trigger Point Injections (TPIs) – These are used to calm muscle spasms.
  • Deep Tissue Massage – Focal rubbing of tender areas may help relieve muscle spasms or contractions and improve the discomfort associated with sciatica.Spinal manipulation (Chiropractic treatment) – Some sciatica patients may derive benefit from spinal manipulation.
  • When the initial pain of sciatica subsides, exercises and physical therapy may be part of your treatment program. Application of heat and cold may soothe the affected area. 
  • Spinal manipulation (Chiropractic treatment) – Some sciatica patients may derive benefit from spinal manipulation.

When the initial pain of sciatica subsides, exercises and physical therapy may be part of your treatment program. Application of heat and cold may soothe the affected area.

Physical therapy – Physical Therapy helps improve symptoms of sciatica by increasing flexibility, range of motion, posture, and improving muscle strength.

Exercise – Exercise improves the pain of sciatica by increasing flexibility and range of motion.

At AdvaCare Clinic, we will work with you to design a customized treatment plan that restores your health as quickly, efficiently and as noninvasive as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at 952-835-6653.

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