Sciatica Treatment Options from Highly Experienced Pain Experts in Johns Creek, GA & Surrounding Communities
Sciatica is a relatively common condition that can affect the lower back, buttocks, back of the thighs, legs, and feet. The condition is named for the sciatic nerve – the longest in the human body – which branches from the spinal cord to transmit sensory information between those areas and the brain. When that nerve is pinched for any reason, the result can be pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and tingling or burning sensations anywhere down the nerve. Sciatica can even lead to trouble walking, due to a symptom called foot drop. At Pain Care, we understand how sciatica can have an enormous impact on everyday life, and our experienced physicians are always ready to help our patients manage their symptoms and return to the activities that they’ve been missing out on. Whether patients visit our location in Johns Creek, Georgia, or another nearby office, they’ll find a helpful and informative staff ready to work with them.
One of the key components to proper sciatica treatment is exploring all of the available treatment options. Because every body is different – and because sciatica can be caused by a number of underlying issues like herniated discs – some approaches are more successful than others for specific people. That’s why Pain Care’s board-certified physicians develop individual sciatica treatment plans which may include one or more of the following approaches:
- Heat/ice therapy
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other medications
- Regular stretching
- Low-impact exercise
- Physical therapy
For patients who don’t respond well to conservative (nonsurgical) sciatica treatment, we can also offer minimally invasive spine procedures, such as dekompressor discectomies. We do this to help our Johns Creek patients avoid more invasive open-spine surgeries, which present many risks in addition to lengthy postsurgical downtimes.
To learn more about our well-rounded approach to sciatica treatment, contact us today. In many cases, we can see patients within 48 hours of them contacting our Johns Creek, GA, office or any of our other convenient locations.