Sciatica is one of the most common spine problems encountered by doctors. Patients with sciatica complain of pain that begins in their lower backs and radiates through the buttocks and down the back of the leg. Although in some cases it can be treated conservatively with rest and exercise, minimally invasive surgery is recommended in other instances.
Sciatica occurs when there is pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the spine down the backs of the legs. A number of different spine problems can trigger sciatica, including herniated discs and narrowing of the spinal column.
At the Spine Institute of Nevada, we provide treatment for a range of spine problems in Las Vegas, from sciatica to kyphosis. To schedule an appointment for a consultation to find out what is causing your back pain, please call 702-239-3787.