The most obvious symptoms is the pain felt in back, thighs, knees, legs and feet. Weakness, numbness and tingling sensation is felt in legs along with lower back.
The treatment begins with pain medication, bed rest, physical therapy, hold and cold compression, etc. There are many other things a doctor recommends a person who is undergoing the pain due to sciatica. Patients are asked to improve their posture while standing or sitting. Also, change in lifestyle and food habits are recommended.
Spinal surgery is done only when the all the conservative methods fail to show the desired outcome. In order to do away with the constant pain and irritation, one should go for the surgery. Minimally invasive keyhole endoscopic spine surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical treatment for sciatica. The recovery is very quick and the patient does not have to bear the problems of big open operations.