Sciatica treatment options
With so many different sciatica treatment options to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which technique is right for you. What works for one patient might not work for another. Moreover, some techniques can actually make sciatic pain worse. That is why it is so important to work with a medical professional who can help you find the most effective treatment, tailored just for you. To learn about the various treatment options available to relieve your symptoms, read the following article.
Noninvasive and conservative treatments for sciatica
Many doctors prefer to start with an initial regimen of conservative treatment to reduce sciatic pain. These therapies are designed to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and minimize pain. Some of the most common conservative and noninvasive sciatica treatment options for sciatica include:
- Pain medication
- Massage therapy
- Low-impact exercise
- Physical therapy
- Stretching techniques
- Hot and cold therapy
- A balanced diet
Alternative sciatica treatment options
Many individuals also may consider alternative sciatica treatment options, such as chiropractic manipulation, deep tissue massage, acupuncture and other holistic therapies. While the effectiveness of alternative medicine is subject to debate within the medical community, some patients find these treatments to be beneficial.
If you have tried conservative and alternative sciatica treatments for several weeks or months, without finding relief from your pain, your doctor may recommend surgery. If this is the case, contact Laser Spine Institute to learn about the minimally invasive procedures available at our state-of-the-art surgery centers.
Surgical treatment for sciatica
At Laser Spine Institute, our board-certified surgeons+ offer safer and effective alternatives to traditional open neck and back surgery.^ The minimally invasive procedures that we have available offer you a number of benefits as you seek to find relief from debilitating sciatica symptoms. This may include the following:
- No lengthy recovery^
- Less surgical blood loss^
- A less than 1-inch incision
- Muscle-sparing techniques
- A reduced risk of infection^
- A reduced risk of complication^
- Reduce hospital-associated costs^
- Minimally invasive outpatient procedure
These benefits can be experienced whether you’ve been recommended a minimally invasive decompression surgery or stabilization surgery. At Laser Spine Institute, our goal is to provide you with the most advanced techniques available, along with the highest levels of comfort and care. Our patient satisfaction score of 96^ speaks highly of the care that we provide our patients every day.
Get help for sciatica
If you are experiencing debilitating symptoms of sciatica, and are unable to find relief, please reach out to a member of our team today. Through a free MRI review,* we will be able to determine if you are a potential candidate for our outpatient sciatica surgery and help you recapture your quality of life from this debilitating condition.