At Relieve-Pain and Spine Center, Dr. Maxime Debrosse offers expert clinical treatment for sciatica, a condition caused by inflammation of the sciatic nerve, the body’s longest nerve. Sciatica can bring about debilitating pain, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness along the pathway of this nerve, which stretches from the spine down to the legs.

There are several common causes of sciatica, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, muscle disorders like piriformis syndrome, nerve damage from conditions such as diabetes, pelvic injuries and even tumors. Lifestyle factors, such as a sedentary job or frequent long-distance travel, can also increase the risk of developing sciatica.

Our physician and team employ a comprehensive approach to treat sciatica, starting with a thorough physical examination and diagnostic imaging tests to determine the root cause. Treatment options may include rest, ice therapy, physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medications to manage discomfort. In some cases, anti-inflammatory corticosteroid injections may be recommended to alleviate inflammation and pain.

While many patients experience relief within six to eight weeks, recurrent bouts of sciatica can occur. Dr. Debrosse emphasizes the importance of regular exercise to prevent future flare-ups, and he works closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs.

If you are experiencing sciatica symptoms, such as lower back pain radiating down the leg, tingling or muscle weakness, do not hesitate to seek care at Relieve-Pain and Spine Center. Prompt diagnosis and effective treatment can help you find relief from sciatica in Mount Dora and Orlando, Florida, and improve your quality of life. Call 689-208-4848 today.