The doctors in the Stanford Medicine Spine Center have the experience needed to effectively treat sciatica.
Sciatica (pronounced “sy-AT-ik-uh”) results from irritation of the nerve roots leading to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by nerve roots that extend out of the spinal cord into the lower back, through the buttocks, down the legs, to the feet.
We help relieve the symptoms of sciatica, which may include pain in the back, buttocks, legs, or feet. Sciatica also can cause leg weakness, tingling, and numbness.
For many people, their sciatica gets better with time and symptoms go away. However, our team also offers complete treatment options. We always emphasize the least invasive treatment approaches possible, such as special exercises plus medication to relieve pain. In cases where surgery is needed, we have experience with all procedures.
Stanford Medicine Spine Center patients with sciatica also may have opportunities to participate in research studies of new treatment approaches not yet available anywhere else.