Treatment for Sciatica From Orthopedic Specialists in Freehold and Monroe Township, NJ
Sciatica is a term used to describe nerve pain in the legs that is caused by irritation/compression of the sciatic nerve, which branches away from the spinal cord in the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down the back of each leg. A telltale sign of sciatic nerve compression is pain that radiates down this nerve pathway, usually on one side, that can range in intensity from mild to excruciating. Sciatica can also include numbness, tingling, or weakness in an affected leg or foot, or pain in one part of a leg and weakness in another.
Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis, but rather a set of symptoms that are caused by an underlying condition. The most common sources of sciatic nerve compression are a herniated disc, spinal bone spur, or a narrowing within the spine (spinal stenosis). Less commonly, sciatica can be attributed to a tumor that is pressing on the sciatic nerve.
AOSMI Can Help
If you are searching for meaningful relief from your sciatica pain, visit the orthopedic professionals at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. We have two state-of-the-art facilities in New Jersey – located in Freehold and Monroe Township – where we can provide you with the attentive and highly individualized care you deserve. We may suggest that you begin treating your sciatica pain with nonsurgical methods, such as:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic therapy
- Massage therapy
- Therapeutic injections
If your sciatica pain continues or worsens after several methods of nonsurgical treatment, or if you are diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome, a tumor, or an infection, our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons may suggest a surgical procedure to address the cause of your sciatica and control your symptoms, such as pain and weakness in your legs.
If you would like to learn more about our treatment options for sciatica or schedule an appointment at our facility in Freehold or Monroe Township, NJ, contact Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute today.