Sciatica in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading pain management treatment centers, designed to help patients effectively manage painful neurologic and spine-related conditions such as sciatica. The neurologists and pain management specialists at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
Do you constantly feel a sharp pain in your lower back through your hips and legs? That could mean you are suffering from a condition called sciatica, in which the pain generates in the lower back and travels through the sciatic nerve that spreads along your buttocks and the two legs. Sciatic pain often manifests only in one side of the body. However, it can attack suddenly and leave you in unbearable pain that prevents you from moving freely.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica is caused when the sciatic nerve is compressed or pinched due to pressure or impact. The nerve can also be compressed due to disc-related disorders such as a herniated disc, degenerative disc disorder, bone spur, and tumor. The condition can also be caused by diabetes, wherein excessive glucose damages the sciatic nerve. Other conditions that can cause sciatica include spinal stenosis and piriformis syndrome. The condition can also affect women during pregnancy.
How Do We Diagnose & Treat Sciatica?
Regardless of what causes sciatica, it must be treated as soon as possible. Neglect the pain and it could get worse over time, leaving you crippled and helpless. The team of doctors at Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute assesses your overall health condition and also conducts specific diagnostic procedures to determine the right course of treatment for you. Alongside an imaging test, an MRI or CT scan may also be recommended for accurate diagnosis.
Treatment of sciatica often includes medication with physical therapy. Sometimes steroid injections are recommended to alleviate intense pain that limits the patient’s mobility. When traditional forms of treatment do not work, our doctors may recommend minimally invasive surgical procedures along with pain management techniques to treat the condition.
Learn more about how we can help you tackle other painful conditions such as the following:
- Back, Neck, Shoulder & Muscle Pain
- Numbness & Tingling
- Migraines & Tension Headaches
- Knee & Hip Pain
- Disc Injuries
Book an Appointment Today
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute doctors are experts in treating your pain conditions using the latest pain management techniques and procedures available. Our patients benefit from a faster recovery period, and lower risk of complications caused by sciatica. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!