Complications of Sciatica

Loss of feeling in affected leg, weakness in affected leg, and loss of bowel or bladder function are some of the complications of sciatica.

Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, says numbness and tingling are not the main concern of doctors, but it is weakness. “If you’re dragging your foot that can become a permanent issue and those are things that we want to be more prompt into taking care of that, and most of the time might become surgical.”

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