What is sciatica?

When the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or inflamed, the symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness can be felt in the lower back, buttocks, legs, and feet. The pain can range from mild to severe and can be felt on one or both sides of the body.

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.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

The symptoms of sciatica vary from person to person and range from mild to severe:

Mild sciatica

This condition can cause occasional pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower back, buttocks, or legs. The pain may be sharp or dull, and it may come and go. Mild sciatica can often be managed with self-care measures, such as rest, ice or heat therapy, and gentle stretching exercises.

Moderate sciatica

A moderate level of the condition can bring more frequent or intense pain, as well as weakness or loss of sensation in the affected leg. The pain may radiate down the leg and into the foot, and it may be aggravated by certain activities or positions.

Severe sciatica

Severe sciatica may cause constant pain, muscle weakness, and loss of bladder or bowel control. Severe sciatica may be caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or other serious health conditions.

Why choose Arch Medical Group for sciatica pain?

At Arch Medical Group, our medical team approaches sciatica with reliable, safe, and effective treatments rather than simply pain medications or surgery. The options we offer our patients are geared to address the underlying cause of the condition rather than just treating the symptoms. Our medical team has over 40 years of combined experience and has been bringing relief to patients at our locations in Florida for over 15 years. The treatments we offer include:

  • Spinal decompression: This treatment involves stretching the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves and discs. Relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve can bring a remarkable level of pain reduction.
  • Red light therapy: This treatment uses red light to stimulate healing and reduce inflammation in the sciatic nerve. 
  • Whole-body vibration: This treatment involves standing or sitting on a vibrating platform to improve circulation and reduce pain. Increased blood flow enhances nerve health and can minimize nerve pain.
  • IV Therapy: This treatment involves delivering nutrients and medication directly into the bloodstream through an IV. Specialized nutrients can be delivered to the body to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
  • Trigenics: This treatment combines manual therapy, exercise, and neurology to improve muscle function and reduce pain.
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