Sciatica Treatment in Bloomfield, NJ
Oasis Orthopedic & Spine offers Sciatica Treatment in Bloomfield, NJ
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower spine where nerve roots come together to form the large sciatic nerve that passes into the buttock, thigh, and down the leg to the foot. You have both a left and right sciatic nerve.
Sciatic pain, also known as sciatica, is a common ailment addressed at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Bloomfield, NJ. Sciatica isn’t a standalone medical condition; rather, it’s a symptom of an underlying problem. Sciatica is nerve pain resulting from irritation, compression, or pinching of the sciatic nerve. The spine condition resulting in the nerve irritation is the true underlying problem that needs treatment. Common spine conditions treated at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Bloomfield, NJ that lead to sciatica include:
Sciatica Treatments at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Bloomfield, NJ
Many patients at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Bloomfield, NJ describe sciatic pain as a mild ache. Others feel a sharp, burning sensation. Some experience numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness along the nerve pathway.
Suffering from sciatic pain does not always require surgery. At Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Bloomfield, NJ, sciatica treatment begins with conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medication, spinal injections, and heat/ice therapy. When conservative treatments do not provide pain relief or pain worsens, minimally invasive surgery may be considered. Common surgical treatments for sciatica at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Bloomfield, NJ include:
- Endoscopic Laminectomy
- Endoscopic Foraminotomy
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
If you would like to learn more about finding sciatic pain relief at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Bloomfield, NJ, request an appointment below.