Are you experiencing sharp shooting leg pain? If your sciatic nerve is irritated or injured, you may feel excruciating low back pain that radiates to your toes. Many resort to using over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medication and muscle relaxants for relief, while people with other severe cases of sciatica are told they require surgery. Regenerative medicine therapies provided by our medical staff in St Petersburg, Florida are changing the way sciatica is treated by tackling the underlying cause of the disorder.
Sciatica Pain Treatment
What is sciatica? Beginning from neural roots in your spinal cord, your sciatic nerve extends through to your lower back and buttocks and runs all the way down to your lower extremities. There are several causes of sciatica, and the most common causes of sciatica include:
- A pinched nerve
- Tumors that irritate the sciatic neural network
- Infections that cause irritation in the hip area
- Internal bleeding near the sciatic nerve
- Trauma or injury to the sciatic nerve
- Degenerative diseases such as arthritis
- A slipped disc
- A herniated disc
Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief
Treatments containing stem cells and growth factors help repair nerve damage. Injections containing stem cells create an environment of optimal healing for long-term, all-natural pain relief. By introducing these Wharton’s jelly-derived stem cells and healing proteins into the areas where you require sciatica pain relief, your body can begin repairing itself without surgery.
We perform the injections at our regenerative medicine practice as an out-patient procedure. This process is relatively short, and you can usually return to your regular daily routine immediately after the treatment.
PRP therapy is also a natural, effective solution for sciatica pain treatment. Platelets are components of your blood that contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors. Best known for their clotting abilities, platelets are also essential for repairing injuries. We draw some of your blood, medically process it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and then inject it into your damaged area, likely the hip. The high concentration of platelets and growth factors speeds up the healing process as they are meant to do.
Patients usually feel sciatica pain symptoms in the lower back, down the thigh, all the way below the knee. You may also experience a shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up, sit, or sleep. Other symptoms include:
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your rear or legs that gets worse when you sit
- Hip pain
- Burning or tingling down your leg
- A nagging pain on one side of the rear
- Weakness and numbness that makes it difficult to move your leg or foot
Our medical staff will evaluate your pain to develop a customized pain treatment program for your sciatica. At our St Petersburg, Florida medical clinic, our goal is to help you avoid surgery while relieving your pain and reducing your dependence on pharmaceuticals. Don't accept your pain as one of life’s realities. Contact us for a risk-free, complimentary consultation to learn more about how you can benefit from our cutting-edge treatments.