Sciatica Treatments By Lexington Podiatry

The sciatic nerve is derived from spinal nerves L3 to S4 in the lower back.

While there can be many reasons patients experience Sciatica, typically patients have a herniation of a lumbar disc or a bone spur that is pressing on the nerve causing pain.

Generally patients experience a radiating pain down the buttock (called Radiculopathy), into the thigh and back of the calf.

Frequently Asked Question About Sciatica

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms such as burning, tingling and/or numbness area also consistent with sciatica.

Symptoms can occur at any point of the nerve track. Irritation of the nerve can also be a result of pregnancy.In more severe cases, simply walking or bending at the waist can elicit painful symptoms.

Along with an examination and a thorough medical history, additional testing may be required to confirm a diagnosis of Sciatica. MRI, CT, Electromyogram and Radiographs are all examples of tests that may be obtained to further evaluate Sciatica.

What is the treatment for Sciatica?

Based on the results and the severity of your Sciatica, there are many different treatment options. Starting with something as simple as bed rest and stretching exercising with acute Sciatica may relieve symptoms.

However, in more severe cases, medications such as muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories, pain relievers and antidepressants or surgery may be indicated.

Whatever your level of pain, you must seek medical attention to ensure that whatever is causing your Sciatic pain is addressed before it starts to affect your daily life. Call 859 - 264- 1141 or make an online appointment today. 

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Staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took us back immediately and no waiting for doctor to come in. Dr Settles-Carter was amazing with my little girl. She took her time and explained every detail to my daughter. As we were leaving my little girl said Dr Settles-Carter was the best doctor ever. Coming from a 10yr old.

Bert King

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It took some work, and patience, but my feet are much better now. Dr. Freels worked with me to find exercises, and more importantly, the right shoe to wear. So nice not to dread going into work, for the pain of simply walking. Despite what another review here says, they've never tried to sell me any shoes there, have always left the choice up to me.

Robert Griffith

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The staff was very courteous. However, the care provided by Dr. Carter and the staff in the back was exceptional! I finally had answers for my health concerns and issues and a course or plan of treatment including the costs of the services they provide. I especially liked the hours of operation...I can see a doctor for the treatment I need without having to use my personal and sick days! Love the flexibility. Lastly, the ambiance esthetics were relaxing and beautiful.

Bonnie Ogle Taylor

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The entire staff at Lexington Podiatry was very welcoming and friendly. Jill went out of her way to make sure my daughter was taken care of. We appreciate being seen so quickly (it would have taken weeks to have seen an orthopedist for her foot injury). Now, she is on the road to recovery! Great office, thanks everyone!

Team Wade 24

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Had a great experience! Everyone was very nice, it was clean, the doctor took time to listen to me. She showed me my x-rays and explained them to me. I would recommend them to family and friends.

Heather Purvis

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