What You Need to Know About Sciatica


What You Need to Know About Sciatica

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a disease of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in our body. Damage to this nerve may cause pain symptoms in the back and lower parts. It is one of the most common pain symptoms that affects most middle aged and older individuals. This is why we, at JPRC neurospine center Jaipur, the best pain doctors Rajasthan treat sciatica with utmost importance.


Most common reason behind sciatica is usually a nerve injury due to Slipped disc or herniation.

Symptoms to look for

  • Tingling pain feet, toes;

  • Numbness in leg along the nerve

  • Troubled movement

  • Inability to maintain a posture for long etc

Common Risk factors

  • Spondylosis

  • Narrowing of spinal cord over the back region (stenosis)

  • Tumors in spinal cord

  • Accidents, injuries and infection that damage spinal cord or sciatic nerve itself


  • Advanced age

  • Pregnancy

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • Occupational injury ( Lifting heavy weights etc. )

How is it diagnosed?

Sciatica is diagnosed by performing exercises that may involve sciatic nerve. Your doctor will ask you to do some stretching and if you're feeling any burning/shooting pain down your legs while doing these.

Any sciatica pains that resolve within 1-1.5 months are not worth medical treatment. Few simple exercises and habits are enough to heal this.

But, if pain persists beyond 2 months:

  • Visit your doctor immediately

  • Imaging techniques like MRI, X-Ray might be needed to visualize the situation

  • Conducting ability of your nerve will be checked

  • Chronic cases require regular medical treatment

At JPRC neurospine center Jaipur we're Fully equipped with all the latest diagnostic technologies in our world class laboratory that helps to make the right diagnosis for you.


  1. In acute cases :

    • Painkillers

    • Walking/ stretching

    • Hot and cold compression

  2. In chronic patients:

    • Physical therapy

    • Counseling to cope up with pain

    • Surgeries ( Laminectomy, Discectomy etc.)

Prevention possible?

Good thing is sciatica can be prevented to some extent by following measures:


  • Regular exercise (stretching mainly)

  • Maintain good posture

  • Avoid lifting heavy weights abruptly, go slow and use proper techniques, don't jerk it up

Contact us now, book your appointment with the best sciatica treatment Jaipur today!