Sciatica Treatment in Glen Rock, NJ
Oasis Orthopedic & Spine offers Sciatica Treatment in Glen Rock, NJ
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. This nerve provides a critical pathway for electrical impulses from the spine to the lower body. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower spine where nerve roots come together to form the large sciatic nerve. It then 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 Glen Rock, NJ. But most patients don’t know that sciatica isn’t a standalone medical condition; rather, it’s a symptom of an underlying problem. Unfortunately, the sciatic nerve can sometimes experience problems.
Sciatica is nerve pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. This irritation can be in the form of compression, pinching, or other nerve trauma. It is the spine condition resulting in the nerve irritation that is the true underlying problem needing treatment. Sciatic pain may cause mild, moderate, or severe pain.
Sciatica Treatments at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Glen Rock, NJ
Sciatic nerve pain can occur at any point along the nerve pathway, however, it typically starts at the lower back and radiates down a leg. Sciatica typically affects just one side of the body. Common spine conditions treated at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Glen Rock, NJ that lead to sciatica include:
Many patients at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Glen Rock, NJ suffering from sciatica can alleviate their pain without the need for surgery by undergoing conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medication, spinal injections, and heat/ice therapy. When conservative treatments do not provide adequate relief, minimally invasive surgery may be the best option. Common surgical treatments for sciatica at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Glen Rock, 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 Glen Rock, NJ, request an appointment below.