Sciatica Treatment in Jersey City, NJ
Oasis Orthopedic & Spine offers Sciatica Treatment in Jersey City, NJ
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and provides a pathway for electrical impulses from the spine to the lower body. Pain associated with this nerve is called sciatica or sciatic pain. Sciatica is considered a syndrome — a series of related symptoms that issue from an underlying cause — rather than a specific disease or injury. To solve your sciatic pain, the spine experts at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ begin by treating the underlying spine condition that is impacting the sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve extends from several major nerve roots in the lumbar and sacral spine, running through the buttock, hip, and leg. Sciatica results from irritation of the sciatic nerve, such as compression, pinching, or other nerve impingement. Sciatic pain may cause mild, moderate, or severe pain.
Symptoms of sciatica include:
- Loss of muscle control in the leg and/or foot
Sciatica Treatments at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ
Relieving the pressure on your sciatic nerve can alleviate your sciatica pain and other symptoms. The spine experts at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, NJ believe in treating sciatica with conservative options first. Depending on the specific underlying cause of your sciatica, you may be asked to consider:
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory injections
- Over-the-counter or prescribed medications
If your sciatica doesn’t respond to conservative care, then it may be time to move on to a minimally-invasive spine surgery. The specific surgery recommended for your situation depends on the specific spine condition causing your sciatic pain. For example, if you have a herniated disc in the lower portion of your spine that is impacting your sciatic nerve, you may benefit from a Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy.
Other common surgical treatments for spine conditions causing sciatica at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Jersey City, 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 Jersey City, NJ, request an appointment below.