Americans are no strangers to back pain, with 80% of the population reporting low back pain at some point in their lives. At Integrative Spine & Sports, Jose Juan Diaz, DO, and his team specialize in the myriad conditions that can affect the back, including sciatica. Through innovative and sustainable approaches, Dr. Diaz restores pain-free movement to his patients in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area. To learn more about sciatica treatment, call or use the online scheduling tool.
Your sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body, which starts in your low back and branches out to travel down the back of both your legs. The size of this nerve and its length is made abundantly clear when the nerve is irritated or compressed, which can lead to:
This condition is referred to as sciatica, which really isn’t a specific medical condition at all, but a symptom of something amiss in your low back.
Sciatica occurs when your sciatic nerve is compressed, which can happen for many reasons, chief among them:
Several factors can put you more at risk for developing sciatica, such as carrying extra weight, age, and pre-existing conditions like diabetes.
Dr. Diaz and his team are experts when it comes to problems of the spine and they treat a host of conditions that lead to back pain and limited mobility, including:
Whatever your back issue, the odds are that you can find relief at Integrative Spine & Sports.
When it comes to back pain, Dr. Diaz and his team take a multi-pronged approach in order to accomplish two goals — to alleviate your immediate discomfort and prevent the problem from recurring.
After an extensive examination, including advanced imaging, Dr. Diaz decides on the best course of action to meet your unique situation and goals, which may include one or more of the following:
Dr. Diaz prefers to start out conservatively, only becoming more aggressive if your back problems persist.
If you’d like to find relief from sciatica or another problem with your back, please call Integrative Spine & Sports or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.