What is sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is a nerve that runs from the lower back through each of the hips and down the legs. Sciatica is a painful condition that develops when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated. While some cases of sciatica will resolve on their own, others will require professional treatment.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

The most common symptom of sciatica is pain that radiates from the lower back into the hip and down the back of the patient’s leg. Some patients experience this pain as a constant ache, while others notice a sharp, burning sensation. Patients may also notice numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in the affected leg. Sciatica usually affects only one side of the body at a time, and it may worsen when the patient coughs or sneezes.

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated. The most common cause of this irritation is a bone spur on the vertebrae or a herniated disc in the spine. In very rare cases, sciatica may occur as a complication of diabetes or because of a spinal tumor.

How does Innovative Medical Center treat sciatica?

In most cases, the doctors at Innovative Medical Center will be able to diagnose sciatica based on the patient’s symptoms and the results of a physical exam. The doctor may also order x-rays to determine the cause of the pain. Once the doctors has confirmed the diagnosis of sciatica, they will create a comprehensive treatment plan designed to address the patient’s pain and reduce the chances of recurrence. Some of the treatments that may be incorporated into this plan include:
• Trigger point injections – Trigger point injections contain special medications that alleviate pain in a specific area. Doctors can use these injections to reduce pain from sciatica.
• Corrective exercises – In some cases, a patient’s poor posture or other bad habits contribute to sciatica. Corrective exercises strengthen weak areas and teach patients how to protect the low back from injury.
• Massage therapy – Massage therapy loosens the tense muscles in the back that may be aggravating the patient’s condition. This treatment also encourages nutrient-rich blood to flow to the area, which promotes healing.
• Spinal manipulation – Spinal manipulation works by improving the alignment of the vertebrae, which may alleviate some of the pain associated with sciatica.

Priyank A Patel
Priyank A Patel
August 27, 2022.
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Great staff! Love the results. Went in for my knee, and after the first injection, I started walking without a limp and with no pain.
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Ashley Darby
August 24, 2022.
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I have been going here for 10 years. Dr roland helped my daughter have a higher quality of life. Every physical activity she does is due to him seeing what her drs refused to see. She had a seizure due to medication she was taking for chronic constipation. Dr Roland noticed she was off a bit and offered to take a look at her back. She was completely out of alignment. He helped her not have the struggles and she now is able to have full range of movement. The office staff is beyond friendly I have always felt welcome here.
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LORI CASTRO
August 24, 2022.
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I have had an amazing experience with the staff at IMC. I did stem cell replacement with our non verbal severely autistic son and the results were amazing for our family. It was a joy to go through this journey with them and I continue to take my children there and they have helped more then some MD's with treatments. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Jesse Gonzales
June 27, 2022.
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What can I say about IMC? Let me start off by saying if every medical office cared about their patients the way these people do, we would have no need for doctors! They are about healing you. It’s as if they’re treating their own mother. The love and concern that they have for their patients is unbelievable! I went in there barely able to move. It took me literally about 5 minutes to get out of a chair, with the help of cane. I cannot believe how far I’ve come! Before my treatment was over I was actually able to take my daughter to an amusement park where I was on my feet walking all day! That ment so much to me! To be able to give my daughter something she deserves. Instead of being cooped up in the house because her dad was unable to leave the house because he was in too much pain. They not only brought hope back into my life. But they made it possible for my daughter to experience life, as she should. I’d give these people the world if I could! Because that’s what they gave to my daughter! Thank you IMC!
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June 13, 2022.
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May 12, 2022.
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Maria de Jesus Lopez
March 15, 2022.
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I have felt great improvement ever since I got the stem therapy. I highly recommend everyone to come here