What to do for sciatia and stiff leg?

Spine Pain Options. This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.
Diagnosis . The cause of the sciatica and stiff leg needs to be clarified. You can be a pinched nerve, but it also can just be musculoskeletal. This will need clarification in order for the best therapy.
Check SIJ. Common cause of sciatica is sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction. Laxity & hypermobility of largest axial spine joint, sij, arouses pain upon function & feedback inhibition of use, i.e., favoring, splinting, & sense of "stiffness". Diagnosis made according to criteria of "occupational disbilities guidlines". Pain interventionists diagnose by means of fluroscopic guided diagnostic block of sij.

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Get It Worked Up! First and foremost if you have true "sciatica" described as pain going down the back and outside portion of your thigh and down the outside aspect of your leg to your foot you should start with a consultation with your internist who will perform a physical examination and perhaps oder a MRI of the lumbar spine if indicated. Read more...
Spine Pain Options. This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. Read more...