× Sciatica
Published: Jun 6, 2011
Category: Sciatica
Your sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the human body. It starts at your lower back and runs down each of your legs. These nerves enable us to move and feel in our thigh, knee, calf, ankle, and toes.

Sciatica is not a condition in itself but a term used to describe symptoms of pain that starts in the lower back and run down the leg or back of your thigh, you may also have feelings of numbness, tingling, and weakness.

It is important to understand that sciatic nerve pain is the...

Published: Jun 5, 2011
Category: Sciatica
For most people with sciatica this condition will get better on its own or with some easy sciatic nerve treatment that can be done from the comfort of your home.
Treatment for Sciatic Nerve Pain

The following treatment for sciatica may be recommended by your doctor.

Ice/Heat therapy
For those with acute pain, ice/heat packs are an inexpensive way of reducing pain. You would want to ice/heat the area for no longer then 20 minutes each hour. It is best to speak with your doctor to figure out...

Published: Jun 4, 2011
Category: Sciatica
Surgery for Sciatica
If you are still having symptoms of sciatica after 3 months of various non surgical treatments your doctor may advise you on your sciatic nerve surgery options.
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Sciatica
Below are two options that may be considered for minimally invasive sciatic nerve surgery

Endoscopic Foraminotomy
The patient is sedated through intravenous and brought to the operating room. While under local anesthesia, a small metal tube the size of a pencil is inserted...