Sciatica Treatment and Information Center
Sciatica is characterised by pain in the lower back and gluteal region. This pain can radiate down one or both legs into the thigh, calf, ankle and foot. Genuine sciatica occurs when pain travels below the knee.
Sciatica: Description and Diagnosis
Is Sciatica a symptom or a disorder?
6 Leading Causes of Sciatica
Non-Surgical Treatment of Sciatica
Chiropractic Treatment of Sciatica
Alternative Medicine and Sciatica
Sciatic pain results when the base of the spine is compressed or when injury or pressure have compressed the spinal roots of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve systems are located in in the lumbar and the sacral regions of the spine.
Definitions and Diagnosis of Sciatica
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Diagnostic Steps for Sciatica
- Getting the Most from Your Visit to a Spine Specialist - Video
Video interview featuring Mary Rodts, M.S., M.S.A., C.N.P., O.N.C., F.A.A.N. provides patients tips about getting the maximum benefit from a visit with a spine specialist.
- Neurology Basics: Neurological Exams
- Diagnostic Tools: X-Ray, Bone Scan, MRI, CT Scan
- Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Non-Surgical Sciatica Treatment
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- Medication and Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain
- Muscle Relaxants in The Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain
- Drugs Used to Treat Pain: Opioids - Narcotics
- Epidural Steroid Injections: Are They Useful?
- Caudal Epidural Injection Information
- Spinal Injection / Nerve Block Therapies for Back Pain
- New Technologies for Treating Sciatica and Back Pain
- Spinal Cord Stimulation: Is it Right for You?
- Chiropractic Care and Back Pain: Non-invasive Treatment for Bulging, Ruptured, or Herniated Discs (Slipped Discs)
- Chiropractic Index
- Can Physical Therapy Help Me?
- Physical Therapy Program for Low Back Pain
- Physical Therapy - Evaluation and Treatment for Back Pain
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Surgical Sciatica Treatment
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- Spine Surgery: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Surgery: Should I or Shouldn't I?
- Anesthesia - Questions and Answers
- DISC Nucleoplasty Percutaneous Discectomy
- Lumbar Discectomy: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Information Center
- Lumbar Laminectomy
- Decompressive Lumbar Laminectomy
- What Should I Know About Lumbar Spinal Fusion?
- Lumbar Cage Fusions
- Minimally Invasive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
- Back on Track - Video
Patients share their experiences with various causes of back pain and treatment options; courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
- Micro Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
- Lumbar Laminotomy and Microdiscectomy Video
- Video Index - Complete list of on-site video
- What is Post-Operative Care?
Post-operative recovery starts in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). This unit is dedicated to meet the patient’s needs thereby minimizing post-operative complications.
Recovery from Sciatica
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- Simple Ways to Prevent the Onset of Low Back Pain
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