Dealing with the pain and numbness of sciatica? Coast Spine and Sports Medicine can help with tailored treatments designed to deliver significant sciatica pain relief and address the cause of your pain. We welcome patients in Orange County, Los Angeles County and Inland Empire.
What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a very common condition in which the sciatic nerve becomes compressed and causes pain, numbness, and/or a tingling sensation that runs from the lower back to the buttocks or down one or both legs. Sciatica is one of many forms of radiculopathy, or a compressed spinal nerve. In most cases, sciatica affects just one side of the lower back or buttock.
Sciatica pain can be severe enough to be debilitating for some people. For others, the pain is simply irritating and infrequent.
How Much Does Sciatica Treatment Cost in Orange County?
The cost of sciatica treatment in Orange County depends on many factors such as the severity of your pain and the underlying cause of the nerve compression. During your initial appointment, we will develop a tailored treatment plan to deliver long-term pain relief and go over the cost of your treatment. Coast Spine and Sports Medicine accepts many forms of insurance, as well as financing through CareCredit®.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica happens when the sciatic nerve root in the lower lumbar spine or sacral spine is compressed or irritated. This can be the result of any number of conditions, some very minor and some requiring treatment. Conditions that can cause sciatica include:
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Muscle Spasms
- Vertebral Bone Spur
What Sciatica Treatment Do You Offer in Orange County?
There are many possible treatment options for sciatica. Coast Spine and Sports Medicine will tailor a treatment plan based on the severity of your pain and the underlying cause of your sciatica. Physical therapy and medications like muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories can offer short-term sciatica relief and may help the compression ease on its own.
In some cases, a steroid injection around the nerve root can help with significant pain reduction and to ease inflammation of the nerve. Surgery is reserved for very severe cases of compressed sciatic nerves that cause significant weakness of the leg, loss of bladder or bowel control, or significant pain that does not improve with other measures.
Ready to finally experience sciatica pain relief? Contact us at Coast Spine and Sports Medicine to schedule an appointment and get a customized treatment plan to get at the underlying cause of your pain. We welcome men and women with sciatica in Los Angeles County and Orange County, CA.