Sciatica Treatment near Seattle, WA
The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain (and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness) that starts in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis—it is a symptom of an underlying spine problem, such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, or a herniated disc.
The Seattle Area’s Leader in Sciatica Treatment
Dr. Edward Jung provides comprehensive care, including minimally invasive surgery, to relieve the pain of Sciatica at his spine care clinic in Kirkland, WA. If you have leg pain and weakness due to Sciatica, schedule a consultation for proper diagnosis and treatment of your condition. Patients drive from Renton, Bellevue, Seattle, and Redmond for Dr. Jung’s expertise in addressing sciatica and its associated symptoms.
Symptoms of Sciatica
- Constant pain in one side of the buttock or leg
- Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling or searing (vs. a dull pain or ache)
- Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk
While different people may experience different levels of pain, most people characterize the pain as sharp jolts, a burning feeling, or an electric shock.
Some people experience the pain constantly while others feel the pain come and go. Most people describe the more severe pain being in their leg compared to their lower back or buttocks. Some may also feel the pain worsen when sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Minor symptoms of sciatica will resolve over time. If symptoms are intense and continue for several weeks, or result from a sudden injury, you likely need treatment. Dr. Edward Jung is highly experienced in diagnosing the causes of sciatica and other spinal disorders as well as providing both surgical and non-surgical care.
What Causes Sciatica?
Typically, this condition is caused by a herniated disk, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine), or a bone spur on your spine, and can lead to inflammation, pain, and even some numbness. Although sciatica pain can be severe, most issues can be resolved in just a few weeks without the use of any procedures.
Dr. Jung takes a conservative approach by recommending non-surgical treatments whenever possible. We recommend surgery as a last resort when symptoms do not improve with conservative measures. Treatment options for sciatica may include one or a combination of the following:
- Modified Physical Activity
- Spinal Injections
- Physical therapy
- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdiscectomy
- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression
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Schedule an Appointment for Sciatica Treatment in Kirkland, WA
Dr. Edward Jung is one of the leading spine surgeons in the area and treats patients from Renton, Bellevue, Seattle, and Redmond. If you’re experiencing symptoms of sciatica and are searching for treatment options, call our spine care clinic in Kirkland, WA at (425) 823-4000 or schedule an appointment using our secure online form.