Sciatica itself is not a medical condition; rather it is the term used to describe a set of symptoms. Medical practitioners focus on treating the cause of sciatica (see the above list). For example, our medical director would first complete a full orthopedic and neurological examination before beginning any course of treatment.
After a diagnosis has been made, a program of rehabilitation and pain management is crafted according to each individual patient’s needs. This plan may include any of the following:
• Physical Therapy
• Spinal Decompression Traction
• Spinal Manipulation
In some cases, the pain of sciatica (or other symptoms) may make the above-listed treatments impossible. This is one of many reasons that sciatica patients sometimes become frustrated and hopeless. It is often in these situations that Epidural Steroid Injections are used.