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Sciatica Specialist

Focused Pain Relief

David J Foreit, D.O.

Pain Relief located in Highland, IN

Up to 4 in 10 people develop sciatica during their lifetime. If you’re living with terrible radiating pain in your lower back and leg, treating the root cause of the problem is the best solution, and that’s where Focused Pain Relief physician David Foreit, DO, comes in. Dr. Foreit specializes in pain relief using gentle hands-on osteopathic manipulations and innovative care like nonsurgical spinal decompression. Call the downtown Highland, Indiana, office or click on the provided link to request an appointment now.

Sciatica Q&A

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a kind of pain that travels the path of the sciatic nerve. This nerve — the longest in your body — starts in your lower back and extends down each of your legs. 

People with sciatica experience lower back pain that radiates (shoots) down the leg. Commonly, sciatica affects just one side of your body.

How does sciatica feel?

Sciatica pain generally travels through one buttock, down the back of the leg, and down to the knee and calf area before stopping. The pain sensation can be different from person to person. People often describe it as:

  • Aching
  • Burning
  • Electric shock-like
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Freezing cold

Severe cases of sciatica can trigger leg weakness and, sometimes, loss of bladder or bowel function.

Sciatica can be very intrusive and make it challenging to move around or function normally. Fortunately, this frustrating type of pain is generally easily treated with nonsurgical and noninvasive means. 

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica generally indicates a problem within your spine, with the most common causes including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and bone spurs on the spine. 

All of these issues can lead to nerve impingement, also called nerve entrapment, in which a nerve becomes painful because it’s compressed or trapped.

How is sciatica treated?

Sciatica treatment at Focused Pain Relief emphasizes nonsurgical approaches. Fortunately, even severe sciatica pain can diminish significantly after a few weeks of targeted treatments. 

Dr. Foreit uses a combination approach to treatment in many cases, always emphasizing solutions that address the true underlying cause of your sciatica pain. Common approaches include:

  • Hands-on osteopathic medicine to correct structural problems that lead to sciatica
  • Spinal decompression to relieve sciatic nerve pressure and pain

Focused Pain Relief also offers complementary therapies like therapeutic massage and nutrition counseling to encourage the fastest return to feeling better and resuming your activities.

Dr. Foreit’s goal is to help you feel better quickly while avoiding the treatment pitfalls that many people with sciatica fall into. There’s no need to take potentially dangerous and harmful opioids or resort to surgery when safe and proven osteopathic treatment can get you well so quickly. 

Focused Pain Relief fights sciatica and wins no surgery or opioids needed. Request your appointment online or call the office for help today.