What is Sciatica? Sciatica is pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve that exits the lower spine and branches out to the hips and buttocks and down the back of each leg. This pain can be mild or an excruciating "electric shock" feeling. It is not a disease on its own but a symptom of another back pain condition. Both the original cause and sciatic nerve pain can be treated naturally and gently with regenerative medicine.
You are most at risk of sciatica symptoms if you are older, overweight or diabetic. Ironically, it tends to affect people at opposite ends of the activity spectrum: those who do a lot of heavy lifting or twisting, and those who do a lot of sitting.
Typical sciatica symptoms are pain that travels from your lower back through the hips and buttocks and down the back of the leg. The pain is usually felt on only one side. Sciatic nerve pain can cause lower back ache, hip pain and even tingling or numbness in the feet. You can experience leg pain and numbness at the same time.
Leg weakness is a sign the condition has progressed to a critical stage. If left untreated, sciatic nerve damage can cause permanent leg weakness and even affect the bowel or bladder. It is caused by some irritation to the nerve root of the lower lumbar spine.
One cause is spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal in one of the lumbar vertebrae. This compression can be the result of excess bone that forms when spinal discs break down. The discs are spongy cushions between the vertebrae. They tend to get thinner and drier with age. This is also known as degenerative disc disease. A bulging or herniated disc can also pinch the sciatic nerve.
Sciatica Pain Treatment
Mild sciatica cases can be resolved with rest, prescribed physical therapy and chiropractic care. For chronic and severe sciatic nerve symptoms, regenerative cell treatments are designed to ease the pain. Our doctors use mesenchymal stem cell injections, directly targeting the painful areas with healing agents.
The active cellular agents come from a substance called Wharton’s jelly. This is harvested from umbilical cords donated by consenting, thoroughly screened mothers after healthy C-sections. Neither mother nor baby is harmed during this process.
Cords that would normally be discarded instead become a source of healing stem cells, proteins and other therapeutic agents. They lock onto the cells in a patient’s pain-causing areas to rejuvenate damaged or missing tissue. Unlike surgery, downtime and infection risk are minimal with regenerative sciatica treatment. And unlike pain medication, there are no systemic side effects or risk of addiction.
Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief
Our doctors have the skill and expertise to direct all-natural sciatica pain relief exactly where it’s needed. We source our regenerative cellular tissue only from trusted, nationally certified banks so you get only the healthiest and most vibrant cells available.
If you or a loved one have sciatica in Miami, Hollywood, Miami Gardens, Hialeah, Coral Gables, or any city in Miami-Dade County, call us at (305) 705-0777 to schedule an appointment.