Sciatica Treatment at Monmouth Pain
Back pain on its own is bad enough, but when the sciatic nerve is under pressure, it can feel even worse as it travels from the back, through the hip or buttocks, and/or down the leg. It may be hard to pinpoint where the pain is coming from, but as the tingling radiates, patients find themselves wondering what they can do to stop this.
Sciatica varies from person to person and so can the symptoms. The various symptomatic occurrences can range from a mild ache to a sharp ache, excruciating pain or a burning sensation. Some patients have described sciatica as feeling like a jolt or electric shock. Usually, one side of the body is affected and is aggravated by prolonged sitting. Others have experienced numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the affected areas such as the leg or foot.
The doctors at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation use FDA cleared medical technology known as non-surgical decompression traction. The issue at hand is that the spinal discs are pushing or pinching the nerves, which causes tingling, numbness, and electric pain. Decompression provides relief by stretching the spine and muscles to increase space and send the discs back in line where they are meant to be. Coupled with injection therapy, cold laser therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, patients get quick and long-lasting relief.
Physical therapy also helps to strengthen the muscles, ligaments, and tendons surrounding the spinal column. The physical therapy team at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation will examine your case specifically to determine what sorts of exercises and stretches will yield the most success in relieving the pressure on your sciatic nerve.
Furthermore, our highly skilled acupuncturists can work with you to promote regeneration of the sciatic nerve, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the nerves that release pain-reducing endorphins.
Whether your pain is a result of sciatica or something similar that mimics these symptoms, the Monmouth Pain Team will establish a plan catered to YOU and YOUR pain. There’s no need to live in this constant state of pain and frustration.
Sciatica is the term used to describe a set of symptoms that occur due to the compression, irritation, or inflammation of one of the five roots that comprise the sciatic nerve, or of the sciatic nerve itself. Our staff at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation are specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Medical care for sciatica at our facility focuses on treating the cause of sciatica (herniated disc, trauma, arthritis, etc.) in order to manage pain and increase mobility. The first step in this process is a full orthopedic and neurological examination.
Once the cause of sciatica has been determined, pain management and rehabilitation program are crafted according to each patient’s individual needs and medical history.
A physician may perform any one of a number of minimally invasive procedures on patients who are experiencing pain severe enough to limit rehabilitation. For example, Epidural Steroid injections help to reduce inflammation and pain in the spinal nerves by delivering a combination of a long-lasting corticosteroid and/or anesthetic numbing agent to the epidural space (the area between the protective covering of the spinal cord and the vertebrae). The main purpose of Epidural Steroid Injections is to provide a temporary solution to pain so that patients can benefit from physical therapy and other rehabilitation practices.
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