What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a multi-symptom condition causing pain along the sciatic nerve, running from your lower back to your hips, buttocks, and down each leg. If you rely on over-the-counter pain medications to treat your sciatic pain, you are only covering up the problem. We are a leader in all-natural regenerative medicine therapies in the Pinellas Park, Largo, and Seminole region and can treat your sciatic nerve pain.
Sciatica Pain Treatment
If you have sciatic nerve pain, you may experience it only on one side of the body. Sciatica causes pain, along with possible burning, numbness, and tingling. In some cases, you may even have muscle weakness. Pain in the sciatic nerve can result from an injury that causes compression on the nerve. It can also stem from pregnancy or a herniated disc in the spine that pushes on the sciatic nerve. Other issues that may put pressure on the sciatic nerve include obesity, improper posture or sitting position, and nerve disorders. Sometimes, a cause for sciatica cannot be identified.
Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief
Our minimally invasive regenerative medicine therapies are used to treat sciatic pain and discomfort naturally. Injections containing stem cells and injections containing platelet-rich plasma are two of the regenerative medicine treatments offered at our Florida pain relief center.
Injections Containing Stem Cells
Treatments containing stem cells use Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells, donated to regulated tissue banks by healthy pregnant women. These healthy cells are collected from umbilical cords and preferred because of their young age and superior healing abilities. Once injected into the areas of your body affected by sciatic pain, these cells can divide and specialize into the nervous, muscle, bone, or other tissues needed to heal an injury.
PRP therapy involves injecting a solution of your concentrated blood platelets, rich in healing proteins and growth factors, into the damaged tissues that might be causing your sciatic nerve symptoms.
A spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation may also be used to treat sciatica symptoms like back pain, leg pain, and hip nerve pain. Our chiropractor is skilled at using manual manipulation of the spine to realign vertebrae that may be compressing the sciatic nerve. Treatment also allows for better movement of the spine, which can further prevent any parts of the spine from agitating or compressing the sciatic nerve.
Although you may experience sciatica symptoms differently, lower back pain that radiates down the buttock and back of one thigh or pain that extends from the buttock down to the foot is common with sciatica or sciatic nerve damage.
Sciatica pain can range from mild to severe, with patients experiencing occasional, shooting pain to persistent throbbing. In severe cases, you may even experience numbness or weakness. Symptoms like hip pain and backache may resemble other conditions or medical problems, so it's wise to consult a medical professional for a proper diagnosis.
Painful surgery that may result in lengthy recovery periods and prescription painkillers aren’t your only options. Regenerative medicine may be an effective alternative for long-term sciatic pain relief.
If you are looking for non-surgical treatment for sciatica in Pinellas Park, Largo, Seminole or any nearby city, call us today at (727) 386-5801 to schedule a complimentary consultation.