Sciatica Specialist

Cactus Medical Center

Medical, Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Peoria, AZ

Do you suffer from pain that radiates from your lower back down to your legs? Like 3 million other Americans, you could be suffering from sciatic nerve pain. The team of physical medicine specialists at Cactus Medical Center in Peoria, Arizona, utilize noninvasive and innovative techniques to help treat the underlying issue causing your sciatic pain. Live pain-free and enhance the quality of your life: Call Cactus Medical Center today or request an appointment online.

Sciatica Q & A

Cactus Medical Center

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying condition. The medical community uses the term to describe the pain that originates in your lower back and travels down your sciatic nerve to the back of your leg.

Your sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in your entire body. It’s made up of individual nerve roots that branch out from your spine in your lower back and continue down both of your legs.

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica usually affects only one side of your body. This type of pain typically occurs if you’re suffering from a herniated disk or a bone spur that presses on your sciatic nerve. Other common lower back conditions that cause sciatica symptoms include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatic pain can vary in frequency and severity, but its symptoms depend on the location of the pinched nerve. The following symptoms are typical of sciatica pain:

  • Constant pain in one side of your buttock or leg
  • Pain that worsens while sitting
  • Leg pain that feels like burning, tingling, or searing
  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving your leg, foot, and sometimes even toes
  • A sharp pain that makes standing up or walking difficult
  • Pain that radiates down your leg and possibly into the foot and toes

How can physical medicine treat sciatica?

Cactus Medical Center employs noninvasive techniques and an integrated approach to help treat the underlying condition responsible for your pain. These innovative treatments can alleviate your sciatic pain so you can return to your daily life, ultimately enhancing your quality of life.

Manual adjustment

Cactus Medical Center can use spinal adjustments and chiropractic manipulation to provide better spinal column alignment, which addresses the underlying conditions that cause your sciatic nerve pain. Cactus Medical Center also takes in-house X-rays to help determine the problem's root.

Trigger-point therapy

Our highly-skilled physician can perform trigger-point injections to reduce your pain. This outpatient procedure targets the trigger points that cause your pain. They inject a combination of a local anesthetic and saline into your targeted area.

Rehabilitation

Following your initial pain relief treatment, Cactus Medical Center provides rehabilitation to continue to minimize any ongoing sciatic pain. This can help alleviate your pain long-term.

If you’re suffering from sciatic pain, don’t hesitate to call the physical medicine specialists at Cactus Medical Center to schedule an appointment. You can also schedule online through their convenient online-booking system.