Severe leg pain radiating from the back or buttock and traveling to the thigh, calf, or foot describes this common and often debilitating problem. Leg numbness and tingling may accompany pain. Sciatica may develop with sudden, severe onset or more chronically over many days or weeks. Due to its many causes, sciatica is a complex complaint requiring expert care and diagnosis. Sciatica may be brought about by any combination of low back pathologies, including disc deterioration or disc herniation, arthritic complaints, abnormal alignment of vertebrae, spinal joint irritation, ligamentous scarring and/or enlargement, spinal narrowing, direct nerve injury or over stretching of a nerve, or a host of other conditions that must be carefully evaluated to determine the underlying cause for sciatica so that a suitable treatment plan, correction and relief can be given.
With our experience of focused training in the diagnosis and treatment of back conditions, our care is generally very beneficial. We will gladly refer you for MRI if indicated and work with any other doctors you are seeing.