Weston, FL – Weston Medical Health Center feels your pain – your sciatica pain – that shooting sensation racing down your leg that feels far less than sensational. A far better descriptor is – a pain in the “you know what,” which is where the anguish originates.

“Sciatica pain begins in the lower back and is potentially a symptom of something more serious,” Weston Medical’s Dennis Spoonhour said. “It can mainly stem from an issue in a disk or in the spine – and requires the right combination of rest, medications and then proper rehabilitation.”

Weston Medical Health Center has provided successful backing to hundreds of patients whose lives have been altered by sciatic nerve issues. WMHC will use proper imaging procedures for the most accurate diagnosis, help manage the pain (rest is often the most helpful), therapeutic massage and then key exercises to help return the patient to normalcy.

Other causes of sciatica exist. Examples include:

  • Pregnancy-The changes that the body goes through during pregnancy, including weight gain, a shift on one’s center of gravity, and hormonal changes, may cause sciatica during pregnancy.
  • Scar tissue-If scar tissue compresses the nerve root, it can cause sciatica.
  • Muscle strain-In some cases, inflammation related to a muscle strain can put pressure on a nerve root and cause sciatica.
  • Spinal tumor-In very rare instances, a spinal tumor can impinge on a nerve root in the lower back and cause sciatica.

Weston Medical Health Center professionals say it is important to know the underlying clinical diagnosis of the cause of sciatica, as treatments will often differ based on the cause

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