• Warning Signs: Sciatic Pain

    Sciatica, or sciatic pain, is a condition that affects the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body, extending from the lower back down the legs. This condition is generally associated with lower body pain and weakness, and it is caused by irritation of the nerve roots in the lower spine. This irritation may originate from spinal stenosis, disc herniation, or spinal tumors among a number of other spine problems.

    Sciatica is more than just back pain. It might cause shooting pain in the buttocks and lower body, which will tend to be worse when sitting down. Tingling, weakness, numbness, and difficulty standing up are all other common symptoms of sciatica to watch out for. The treatment for sciatic pain will vary, depending on the cause, so it is important to see a spine care specialist when you are experiencing the symptoms discussed above.

    When you need care for sciatic pain in Joliet, you can count on Dr. Rebecca Kuo at MK Orthopaedics. Not only can you expect a wide range of treatment options, but you will have dedicated patient education to help you live free of back pain.