Sciatica is a condition that causes pain, most commonly low back pain, leg pain and numbness due to pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerve in the lower back. Most often spine conditions including herniated discs and spinal stenosis are responsible for the sciatic nerve compression and sciatica pain. Other causes of Sciatica include spinal injuries and degenerative disc disease. Sciatica can also develop from gradual wear and tear.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in our bodies traveling down the lower back, hip, buttocks and the back of the leg down to the foot. Often, sciatica affects one side of the body, not both. Symptoms experienced vary depending on the location of the nerve compression. Manhattan sciatica treatment doctor and sciatica specialist help to locate the origin of the nerve compression in order to properly treat sciatica pain.
For some individuals Sciatica pain may be bearable yet irritating, while for others it may be severe and debilitating. Due to the location of the sciatic nerve, certain activities such as prolonged sitting and quick movements may increase sciatica pain.
At New York Pain Care, our sciatica doctors have high experience in providing non-surgical sciatica treatments over the course of a few weeks to a few months, depending on the severity of your sciatic pain. Our group of top NYC sciatica specialists includes Spine Doctors, Back Pain Doctors, and Pain Management Specialists. Fortunately, sciatic nerve pain can be relieved by combining physical therapy, muscle strengthening, manual therapy, and other specialized techniques. In severe cases, sciatica may require surgery due to severe nerve pain.
Our sciatica treatment specialists at New York Pain Care will consult with you, review your health history and perform a physical exam. They may also request imaging to locate the origin of your sciatica pain to better treat you. Our goal is to treat your sciatica pain using interventional treatments to avoid sciatica surgery. Diagnosis and testing include:
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