You have a long nerve that runs from your lower back, all the way down the back of your leg into your foot. When it becomes pinched or compressed — a condition called sciatica — it can result in severe pain along the entire nerve. Many men and women in Petoskey, Michigan, find sciatica relief at ReYouvenate. When you visit with regenerative medicine specialist Lisa Fortin, MD, she finds just the right sciatica treatment for you, so you don’t have to spend another day in pain.

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Sciatica Q & A

What does sciatica feel like?

Sciatica pain tends to come and go throughout the day. When it hits, you may find it difficult to walk or stand. Sciatica sufferers complain that sciatica causes:

  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Sharp stabbing pains

You might feel these sensations in your lower back, buttocks, or all the way down the back of your leg. In some cases, you may even have sciatica pain down into your feet. Any movements that cause flexing in your spine, such as going from sitting to standing, can worsen sciatica pain.

Often, your doctor uses your symptoms to help diagnose sciatica, although Dr. Fortin may also order X-rays or an MRI to determine the exact source of your discomfort.

Why do I have sciatica?

You have a lot of moving bones along your spine that can easily pinch or damage your sciatic nerve. One of the most common causes of sciatica is a ruptured or bulged disc that puts pressure on your sciatic nerve. Other conditions that can cause sciatica include:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis
  • Injury or trauma
  • Tumors
  • Pregnancy

If you are suffering from sciatica, Dr. Fortin can work with you to help you relieve sciatica discomfort.

How can I get relief from sciatica pain?

Sciatica relief begins with treating the cause of your pain. Dr. Fortin works to help your body heal and reduce pressure on your sciatic nerve. Many patients get relief from sciatica with cold laser therapy sessions. The team at ReYouvenate specializes in using the THOR cold laser system to help soft tissues heal gently.

This soothing treatment often reduces inflammation and minimizes sciatica pain with every procedure. ReYouvenate offers other regenerative medicine healing treatments as
well, including pulsed electromagnetic therapy.

Get started on your sciatica relief treatment today — call the caring team at ReYouvenate or book your appointment online.

* Individual results may vary.