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When to Seek Treatment for Sciatica

July 06, 2022 | Pain Relief, Sciatica

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Any form of back pain can be debilitating to men and women, but back pain caused by sciatica is especially painful. 

Sciatica is pain, often chronic pain, that radiates through the lower back and is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve that often occurs because of spinal compression. The sciatic nerve branches out from the lower back toward the hips. 

Middle-aged woman holding her lower back in pain

When sciatica strikes, it usually affects only one side of the body, causing intense and shooting pain that can keep men and women from participating in their normal, daily activities (let alone the activities they enjoy, like exercise, sports, and games with family and friends). 

However, sciatica doesn’t need to be a permanent fixture in your life. Instead of dealing with continuing pain, interventional pain management therapies can help you.

While there is no “cure” for sciatica, there are ways in which the painful symptoms of sciatica can be managed and lessened. The goal with sciatica treatment is to help you reclaim your life and regain your comfort and ability to participate in the things you love. 

Below, you will find some information on interventional pain management therapies. 

Infographic showing causes of sciatica.

What Is Interventional Pain Management Therapy?

While the intensity and conditions of chronic pain vary among different individuals, chronic pain can completely derail your life, especially when you realize that you are not simply dealing with physical pain but mental pain, such as depression and anxiety. 

Whether your pain is caused by a troubled nerve, as with sciatica, or you are suffering from long-term health issues like joint disease, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease, among others, interventional pain management therapy can help you.

It is important to understand that interventional pain management therapy is not simply one therapy type, but instead, it includes numerous therapy techniques, including, but certainly not limited to:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Acupuncture
  • Electromyography
  • Cold laser therapy
  • And many more

What Interventional Pain Management Therapy Techniques Are Used for Sciatica?

Since sciatica is caused by a specific nerve, it is important to isolate the treatment to that nerve and the surrounding area. Because of this, some of the best treatment techniques for sciatica therapy include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy, along with specific stretching exercises
  • Epidural injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medication

How Will I Know Which Therapy Techniques I Need?

One of the most important aspects of any medical treatment is your consultation. At your sciatica consultation at Advanced Relief Institute, you will be able to discuss your sciatica pain with your specialist, who will also examine your condition to determine which interventional or regenerative techniques are best to help you minimize pain. 

It is vital to realize that the earlier you begin interventional pain management therapy, the quicker you can hope to feel better and the more you will limit future pain. 

Therefore, it is important that you schedule your consultation before sciatica pain becomes unbearable or debilitating. There is no time too soon to contact Advanced Relief Institute to have your sciatica examined and treated with our interventional pain management therapy options.

Interested in Learning More About Sciatica Treatment in Florida?

If you have any questions about sciatica or the services we offer at Advanced Relief Institute, please contact our Florida pain relief experts today. We look forward to helping reduce your pain. Call us at (954) 458-1199 or fill out our online contact form.