Once your orthopedist analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform an exhaustive physical examination in which they will measure your capacity for movement, strength, and reflexes, observing the level of pain caused by the various positions and activities performed.
Subsequently, it will be necessary to determine the cause of sciatica through imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI, and computed tomography, in addition to electromyography to evaluate the electrical nerve signals and their corresponding muscle reaction.
The treatment to be followed will be established based on the severity of the symptoms and the cause of sciatica, but it can generally include anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and anxiolytics.
Your orthopedist may also recommend physical therapy sessions for rehabilitation and an exercise program that will help strengthen your muscles and give you better posture and flexibility.
On certain occasions, you may have regular corticosteroid injections directly into the sciatic nerve. If no treatment works, the only alternative is surgery, which can be the removal of the herniated disc or the bone spur that compresses the nerve.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center, we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries.
We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care.