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Sciatic Nerve Pain

The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain (and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness) that starts in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis—it is a symptom of an underlying spine problem, such as a degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. The physicians at Texas Spine Associates are experts in addressing sciatica and its associated symptoms

To learn more about treatments for sciatic nerve pain, request a consultation at one of our convenient DFW Metroplex locations. Or you can call us at (972) 987-0969 to schedule your appointment.

Symptoms of Sciatica

  • Constant pain in one side of the buttock or leg
  • Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling or searing (vs. a dull pain or ache)
  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk

Diagnosis

Minor symptoms of sciatica will resolve over time. If symptoms are intense and continue for several weeks, or result from a sudden injury, it’s likely you need treatment. Dr. Neil Shah and Dr. Vishal Patel are highly experienced in diagnosing the causes of sciatica and other spinal disorders as well as providing both surgical and non-surgical care.

Treatment

Dr. Shah, Dr. Patel, and Dr. Happ at Texas Spine Associates take a conservative approach by recommending non-surgical treatments whenever possible. We recommend surgery as a last resort when symptoms do not improve with conservative measures. Treatment options for sciatica may include one or a combination of the following:

  • Modified Physical Activity
  • Spinal Injections
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression