Sciatica is a painful and inconvenient injury. Patients in Frankfort, Illinois suffering from sciatica are encouraged to visit Dr. Bai for pain relief options.
If the sciatic nerve gets too much pressure applied to it from compression by misaligned vertebrae, herniated, or bulging discs, it causes pain commonly referred to as sciatica. The pain originates in the low back or butt then travels into one or both legs. Other common causes of sciatica include pregnancy and childbirth, tumors, and non-spinal disorders such as diabetes. The pain of sciatica can vary in its intensity and can either be dull or sharp. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness, and tingling sensations, or even an electric-like shock traveling the length of the leg.
The best way to discover whether you have sciatica is to get a proper diagnosis from a trained professional. Dr. Bai has extensive experience in treating conditions such as sciatica. An exam such as this might include a full review of your medical history and a physical examination to determine the source of the pain. This type of method identifies imbalances or dysfunctions in the body and allows a quick determination to decide on the best course of treatment.
Some symptoms of sciatica can include:
Based on the diagnosis and assessment, a treatment plan based on your specific needs will be used in an effort to help the body's natural healing take place while offering pain relief as well. The type of treatment will depend on what is causing sciatica pain. Treatment may include several different treatments such as:
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