Sciatica is a condition in which pain is felt along the sciatic nerve. This nerve originates from the lumbar spine, travels through the buttocks, splits into two branches, and runs down the leg into the feet. This pain can be felt anywhere along that path.
It’s commonly caused by a herniated disc or bone overgrowth placing pressure on a nerve or a painful chemical leaking through the crack of a spinal disc covering known as the annulus.
This leads to inflammation and nerve irritation, which causes the nerve to send out pain signals and cause other symptoms. The pain caused by this condition can be debilitating.
Most adults over the age of 18 have developed annular tears, or will develop annular tears. These tears develop in almost everyone because they’re a natural part of our aging process. Many people with annular tears never feel any symptoms or pain. However, many other people will experience severe and debilitating pain as a result of these tears. The pain and inflammation they experience is caused by material in the disk (nucleus pulposus) leaking through these tears and coming into contact with adjacent tissues and nerves. This often leads to sciatica.
If someone receives treatment that does not address the leaky disc, any inflammation of the nerve caused by the leak may persist after the treatment and the pain may not be relieved. Many Sciatica treatments merely address the symptoms of the inflammation, but because they do not address the underlying cause, they often fail to provide lasting relief.
There is an intervention option that is designed to address annular tears and is known to provide long-lasting pain relief from this type of discomfort: the Discseel Procedure.
The Discseel Procedure is a non-surgical, minimally invasive spine procedure that uses an orthobiologic injection to seal annular tears and relieve back and neck pain. This is the only procedure that has been designed to address annular tears and stop the leaking of the nucleus pulposus.
If you suffer from sciatica, the Discseel Procedure may be able to help you. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation to find out if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary procedure!
Although the typical symptoms of sciatica include pain, numbness, or tingling in one or both legs, other characteristics of this pain may include:
Most of these issues develop in the lower back. The lower back typically takes on the most stress and significant load in everyday movement, lifting, sitting, and more.
In other cases of sciatic pain, more severe symptoms might require immediate surgical care, might be indicated, such as the following:
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