The classic sign of sciatic nerve irritation is pain originating from your lower back, extending through your buttock and hip. While these can be managed through SuperiorMED Clinics’ non-surgical therapies for sciatica relief, some cases require immediate medical attention. Common indicators of sciatica include sharp or burning pain in your lower back, thigh numbness, and tingling in your buttocks, which may continue to your legs.

With that said, the dedicated team at SuperiorMED Clinics put together a shortlist of 3 red flags related to sciatic pain that should be observed if you are considering seeking medical attention.

Common Causes of Sciatic Pain

When the narrowing of the spine, a herniated disk, or bone spur compresses the sciatic nerve, pain begins indicating a problem. Sometimes if you are involved in an accident, this may trigger the onset of chronic sciatic nerve pain. In some cases, even aging can trigger sciatic pain. In any case, if daily pain is limiting what you can do, and is a detriment to your overall quality of life, it is highly advised to seek the guidance of a medical professional.

Red Flag #1 – Sudden, Severe Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is usually the first sign of sciatica. With nonsurgical back pain relief treatment developed by SuperiorMED Clinics in Katy, Texas, and Peoria, Illinois, it can be reduced significantly or stopped altogether. When sudden severe lower back pain occurs, making it difficult to stand up or move, you should seek immediate medical attention. If ignored, this pain can cause irreparable nerve damage leading to immobility requiring surgery.

Red Flag #2 – Unrelenting Night Pain – Even at Rest

If you’ve ever been jolted awake with severe, unrelenting back pain – this is a clear signal to seek medical guidance. Not only is it impacting the quality of your sleep, but it could indicate a misalignment of the spine, ligaments, or other factors pressing on the sciatic nerve.

Red Flag #3 – Sciatic Pain Causing Bladder or Bowel Issues

Numbness, muscle weakness, tingling, and burning sensations are common sciatic nerve pain signs. But, if the symptoms deteriorate, causing uncontrolled bowel or bladder movements, it’s a symptom of Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES), a rare condition. If ignored, it may lead to paralysis.

Why You Should Choose SuperiorMED Clinics

While you shouldn’t ignore these three signs, remember SuperiorMED Clinics offers innovative treatments for neck, hip, knee, auto injury, alternative medicine, and nonsurgical back pain relief. These non-operative treatments can resolve sciatica nerve and other chronic pains. SuperiorMED Clinics focuses on the latest innovative, FDA-approved treatment programs that address and treat the CAUSE of the pain – not just the symptoms.

These successful therapy programs and services are available in Katy, Texas, and Peoria, Illinois. With a free consultation, the team of experts at SuperiorMED Clinics will start on a custom treatment plan to help get you back on track!

For more information, contact any of our clinics today!