Sciatica is a painful condition caused by compression or inflammation of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back through the buttocks to the legs. Sciatica can appear as a sharp pain, tingling, or numbness in the leg, hip, calf, or leg.
What causes sciatica?
Sciatica is often caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or degenerative disc disease. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated or bulging disc in the spine, putting pressure on the nerve. Other causes can include spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or a spinal injury. In rare cases, sciatica can be caused by a tumor or infection. Traditional medicine may treat sciatica with pain medication, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, or in the most severe cases, surgery. At Arch Medical Group, we offer a range of groundbreaking, non-invasive treatments for sciatica that deliver real-world relief.