Types of Pain

Sciatica Treatment Options for Residents of Smyrna, TN & Neighboring Cities

Sciatica Smyrna TNIf sciatica is preventing you from living life to the fullest, consider visiting the Spine Center at Precision Pain Care. Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst and our team of pain management experts provide relief for people in the Smyrna, Tennessee, area who are experiencing disruptive neck and back problems, including sciatica.

Sciatica is a general term referring to the symptoms that can occur when the sciatic nerve – which runs from the base of the spine and down both legs – becomes compressed or irritated, often by surrounding components of the spine. Therefore, treatment for sciatica focuses on removing or reducing the pressure placed on the nerve.

The natural aging process is the predominate cause of sciatic nerve pain. As we age, the continual pressures of bearing body weight and facilitating movement take their toll on the spine. This can contribute to the onset of a variety of degenerative conditions that may cause sciatica, such as:

  • Bulging or herniated intervertebral discs
  • Spinal osteoarthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae)
  • Spinal stenosis

The symptoms that characterize sciatica vary according to the lifestyle of the patient and the severity of the compression. However, the most commonly experienced symptoms of a compressed sciatic nerve include:

  • Radiating or shooting pain that travels down the lower back, buttocks, and legs
  • Pain in the back, buttocks, or legs that grows worse when seated
  • Numbness, tingling sensations, or muscle weakness in the lower body
  • Sharp or dull pain at the location of the nerve compression

Here’s the good news – Precision Pain Care in Smyrna, TN, offers leading-edge, non-invasive therapies and minimally invasive procedures that can relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve without the lengthy recovery periods associated with traditional open-spine surgeries. Founded by Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst, a board-certified pain medicine specialist and anesthesiologist, our practice takes a conservative approach to treatment that focuses on avoiding major spine surgery and narcotic dependency. We will carefully listen to your concerns, thoroughly explain our treatment options, and together, design an individualized sciatica treatment plan that accommodates your specific condition and health care preferences. Throughout the process, we make it our primary goal to return you to the activities and life you enjoyed before developing sciatica.

Contact Precision Pain Care today to schedule a consultation. We will be glad to provide you with more information about the advanced sciatica treatment options that we offer for people in the Smyrna, TN, area and beyond.