Sciatic Pain Torrance
Sciatic Pain Torrance, Southbay, Westside
Pacific Pain & Wellness Group specializes in the treatment of sciatica, a shooting pain that begins in the lower back, radiates into the buttock and down the back of one leg. Sciatica pain is often caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve from a herniated disc or muscle strain. Sciatica usually improves with rest, exercise, and other self-care measures. However, chronic sciatica pain that continues despite self-care measures may be helped with non-surgical intervention by pain specialists to relieve the underlying cause.
Types of Sciatic Pain
- Acute Sciatic Pain– Sciatic pain that occurs suddenly and usually heals within days to weeks. The severity relates directly to the amount of tissue injury. The source of pain may be in the spinal joints, nerves, discs, ligaments or muscles.
- Chronic Sciatica– The sciatica pain persists for more than 3 months and its source may be hard to determine. Chronic pain worsens with certain activities. Some of the contributing factors include nerve damage, arthritis, or tissue scarring. People with this condition must seek medical help or see pain specialists.
Symptoms of Sciatic Pain
- Pain that starts in the low back and buttocks
- Mild to severe burning or shooting pain down the back of the thigh, knee, calf and foot
- Numbness or tingling (pins-and-needles) can occur in your leg and foot
- Weakness in the leg muscles or foot drop
- Running or walking may actually feel better than sitting or standing for too long
Causes of Sciatic Pain
- Piriformis syndrome or spasm of piriformis muscle
- Trauma or sports injury
- Herniated disc
Sciatic Pain Diagnosis
- Physical examination
- Diagnostic tests (such as X-rays, bone scan, CAT scan, MRI)
- Medical history
Sciatica Pain Treatments
- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nerve Blocks
- Epidural Injections
- Facet Joint Injections
- Radiofrequency Ablation
Sciatic Pain Doctors
Pacific Pain & Wellness specializes in the treatment of back pain in Torrance, Southbay and Westside. For more information or to request an appointment, call (424) 625-6600 or Contact Us.