Sciatica Surgery – Puerto Vallarta – Riviera Nayarit – Mexico

Sciatica Surgery

Surgery for sciatica is usually considered when leg pain and/or weakness is persistent or progressive even after several methods of non-surgical sciatica treatments have been tried. In a few cases, surgery may be considered as the first option.

The symptoms of sciatica are commonly felt along the path of the large sciatic nerve. Sciatica is often characterized by one or more of the following features:

Pain

Sciatica pain is typically felt like a constant burning sensation or a shooting pain starting in the lower back or buttock and radiating down the front or back of the thigh and leg and/or feet.

Numbness

Sciatica pain may be accompanied by numbness in the back of the leg. Sometimes, tingling and/or weakness may also be present.

One-sided symptoms

Sciatica typically affects one leg. The condition often results in a feeling of heaviness in the affected leg. 1 Rarely, both legs may be affected together.

Posture induced symptoms.

Sciatica symptoms may feel worse while sitting, trying to stand up, bending the spine forward, twisting the spine, lying down, and/or while coughing. The symptoms may be relieved by walking or applying a heat pack over the rear pelvic region.

Sciatica is a term used to describe a set of symptoms caused by an underlying medical condition; it is not a medical diagnosis.

Common medical conditions that may cause sciatica include:

Surgical Considerations for Sciatica

When Surgery Becomes the Primary Option

A few examples where surgery is considered as a first option are:

In addition, surgery may be considered when leg pain and/or weakness persists for more than 6 to 8 weeks despite nonsurgical treatments and/or when pain affects everyday activities.

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