Sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk or a bone spur on the spine compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
Can MLS Laser Therapy Help? This is an ailment that often responds quickly to MLS Laser Therapy. Many patients will experience significant pain relief after just one, 15-minute treatment. After an examination to determine the cause of your sciatica, the doctor will be able to estimate how many treatment sessions will be required to treat the cause of the problem.