SciaticaSciatica is a category of pain and numbness associated with many spinal conditions. It is remedied as a standalone condition in patients of all (primarily adult) ages. There are many ways to help alleviate sciatic pain, numbness, weakness, and immobility, including the following:

  • Pain medications: Over the counter and prescription medications are both options for sciatica, depending on the severity and your doctor’s recommendations.
  • Exercise: Yoga and swimming are two examples of exercise regimens that are gentle and rehabilitative for sciatic pain.
  • Heat and ice: Temperature therapy is a great way to provide at-home relief to sciatic discomfort.
  • Physical therapy: Monitored movement and electric stimulation are two ways in which PT can begin to alleviate sciatica symptoms.
  • Manual therapy: Chiropractic care and spine decompression therapy come highly recommended for sciatica relief.
  • Massage therapy: Massage is a great way to stimulate and elongate the spine and relieve nerve pressure.
  • Epidural steroid injection: Epidural injections have been successful for years as remediation for back pain associated with sciatica.
  • Surgery: In severe sciatica cases, microdiscectomy and laminectomy surgeries can be considered.

With any and all of these options for sciatica relief, consultation with a doctor or specialist ensures that all decisions are made with proper consideration for your body and your pain.