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Minnesota Pain Clinic


Sciatica | Pain Clinic | Pain Management

It’s estimated that as many as 40% of Americans will develop sciatica at some point in their lifetime.

At Minnesota Institute for Pain Management experienced, offers comprehensive diagnostics and treatment services for sciatica pain. MIPM is skilled in diagnosing the root cause of lower back pain and focuses  treatment on healing your spine to reduce compression on your nerves.

Sciatica: Pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back.
It's usually caused when a herniated disk or bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve.
Pain originates in the spine and radiates down the back of the leg. Sciatica typically affects only one side of the body.
Medication for pain and physical therapy are common treatments.

A pain clinic is a medical facility that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. These clinics typically employ a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and psychologists, to provide comprehensive care for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions.

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Sciatica - Causes

Sciatica occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the lower back and runs down the back of each leg. This nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg. It also provides sensation to the back of the thigh, the outer and back part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot.
Common causes of sciatica include:

  • Slipped herniated disk
  • Spinal stenosis
  • SPiriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in the buttocks)
  • Pelvic injury or fracture
  • Tumors

When you’re in pain, your quality of life decreases dramatically – and every aspect of your everyday life is impacted. Just because you have a condition that causes pain, it doesn’t mean you have to live with the pain day in and day out. The pain management specialists at the University of Miami Health System can help you get relief.


Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move.


When to Contact a Medical Professional

Call your provider right away if you have:

  • Unexplained fever with back pain
  • Back pain after a severe blow or fall
  • Redness or swelling on the back or spine
  • Pain traveling down your legs below the knee
  • Weakness or numbness in your buttocks, thigh, leg, or pelvis
  • Burning with urination or blood in your urine
  • Pain that is worse when you lie down, or awakens you at night
  • Severe pain and you cannot get comfortable
  • Loss of control of urine or stool (incontinence)
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The team at MIPM strives to get to the root of your pain to help you feel better, submit your information, and we’ll get back to you.