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Diagnosing Sciatica

How is Sciatica diagnosed?

There are multiple different ways to diagnose Sciatica. The most common is through a routine examination by a physician. When you call us, we will do a brief Q&A to answer any upfront questions you might have. Our physicians and chiropractic experts know exactly how to handle your situation. We will need to know where the pain is happening, when it started, and if you have felt it in any other part of your body. These questions help our experts better understand your situation, and it plays a substantial part in preparing for your visit and diagnosing the underlying issue causing the pain.

If sciatica cannot be diagnosed through a physical exam, our physicians will recommend taking pictures of the affected area. This may be done in three different ways:

  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI

These tests can be done to discover or further prove the existence of sciatica. X-rays will show any abnormalities in your bones, such as bone spurs or fractures that may be obstructing or compressing the sciatic nerve. CT scans will show any kind of bleeding or liquid discharge that may be occurring. Finally, and MRI will show if any ligaments, tendons, or abnormal growth is occurring in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Each of these is used for different issues, so the Q&A and the physical exam are significant to diagnosing the pain being caused. Our staff can help you surface the underlying causes of the pain, ultimately treating it to help relief any discomfort you may be having.

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From chiropractors to pain management specialists to expert spine surgeons, Become Pain Free can help get rid of your pain so you can get your life back on track. To learn more about how we can help, fill out the form on the right or call 888-373-3720. We'll connect you with the right specialist so you can stop living in pain.Call Become Pain Free... your pain solution.

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