Sciatica Specialists in DFW

Texas Surgical Hospital offers the most innovative treatments for bulging discs in North Texas. Our minimally invasive treatment techniques result in faster recovery and less downtime.

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Do I Have Sciatica?

What is Sciatica?

The cause of sciatica pain is due to inflammation or the compression and pinching of a nerve group located in the lower back. The leading cause of sciatica pain is damage to a spinal disc that compresses the sciatic nerve roots. This compression can also lead to weakness in the lower extremities as well.

What Causes Sciatica?

There are two sciatic nerves in the lower body. These nerves can be felt in the lower back, buttocks, legs, and feet. Experiencing a herniated or slipped disc can cause issues with sciatica when pressure is being placed on any of the extending nerve roots. Injury may also cause a sudden onset of symptoms.

What Are Common Sciatica Symptoms?

The most telling sign of a problem with the sciatic nerves is low back pain that radiates down the leg and sometimes into the ankle and foot. Other common symptoms include:

  • Numbness in buttocks, leg, and foot
  • Weakness in the lower body
  • Unpleasant tingling sensations in buttocks, leg, or foot

If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of sciatica, use our pain assessment tool to start your diagnosis.

How Is Sciatica Treated?

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Sciatica

There are many non-surgical forms of intervention that can successfully manage the pain of sciatica. Making meaningful changes in diet choices as well as activity levels can return a high quality of life, and dampen sciatica pain. Other non-surgical options for sciatica include:

  • Hot/Cold therapy
  • Walking and stretching
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Pain Management

Surgical Treatments for Sciatica

When non-surgical treatments have been exhausted, surgery may be required to correct the underlying condition and relieve your pain. Depending on the underlying condition, your surgical treatment options for sciatica can vary. The most common surgical treatment is Herniated disc removal. Other common procedures include artificial disc replacement and microdiscectomy.

As with any spinal condition, it’s important to seek medical advice and treatment before the condition becomes too serious. Whether non-surgical or surgical treatment, the path to a pain-free life waiting is for you. Find the right treatment for you with our treatment finder assessment.

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Meet Our Award-Winning, Board-Certified Doctors

Our team of board-certified doctors is currently accepting new patients. Call us now at (972) 945-7448 to book your consultation at Texas Surgical Hospital.

Dr. Richard L. Weiner
Dr. Richard L. Weiner
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Dr. Melanie B. Kinchen
Dr. Melanie B. Kinchen
Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Richard A Marks
Dr. Richard A. Marks
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Paul D Saadi
Dr. Paul D. Saadi
Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Julianne M. Santarosa
Dr. Julianne M. Santarosa
Board Certified Spine & General Surgeon

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