SCIATIC NERVE BLOCK
A sciatic nerve block is a treatment used to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with sciatica, a condition that causes radiating pain down the back and leg of patients when unnecessary pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is usually caused by a herniated disc or bone spur in the spine.
WHAT IS A SCIATIC NERVE BLOCK?
When a sciatic nerve block is needed, patients receive an injection of medication directly to the nerve, intended to signal the nerve to "turn off" the pain signal. This is a minimally invasive and safe procedure that blocks the transfer of sensory information to the spinal cord and brain, reducing or eliminating sciatic nerve pain.
Wondering if a sciatic nerve block can address your painful condition? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
WHO CAN GET A SCIATIC NERVE BLOCK?
Sciatica is a very common condition, affecting more than 3 million adults in the United States each year. A sciatic nerve block is used to treat patients suffering from chronic, debilitating pain where often times more conservative methods of treatment have failed to produce pain relief.
If you suspect a sciatic nerve block might be a solution for you, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.