Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated. This condition can be extremely painful for the patient, but effective treatment is available. Innovative Medical Center provides treatment to patients struggling with sciatica in Fresno, California, and the surrounding area. Patients with sciatica should call the office to make an appointment.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Innovative Medical Center accepts most major PPO insurance plans. Please call our office if you have any questions, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help.
*Please note, we are not a Medicare or Medicaid provider
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