Sciatica Treatment in Union, NJ
Oasis Orthopedic & Spine offers Sciatica Treatment in Union, NJ
The sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the human body, provides an important pathway for electrical impulses from the spine to the lower body. The sciatic nerve forms in the lower spine where 5 nerves exit the spinal cord then merge to create a single, large nerve that passes through the buttock and down through your leg. You have both a left and right sciatic nerve.
Sciatic pain, commonly called sciatica, is an ailment addressed at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ. It is important to understand that sciatica is a symptom of an underlying problem and not a standalone medical condition. Sciatic pain results from the underlying spine condition compressing or pinching the sciatic nerve. It is the irritation of the sciatic nerve that causes sciatic pain.
Common spine conditions treated at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ that lead to sciatica include:
Sciatica Treatments at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ
The most common origination point of sciatic pain is the lower back but it can occur at any point along the nerve pathway. Sciatica typically affects just one side of the body. At Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ, we believe in exhausting all conservative treatment options before turning to a surgical treatment. Common conservative treatments used to alleviate sciatic pain includes physical therapy, medication, spinal injections, and heat/ice therapy.
The orthopedic experts at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, NJ, might recommend that you consider surgery if you’ve been experiencing severe sciatic pain symptoms for three months or more without sufficient relief from nonsurgical treatments. Additionally, surgery may be recommended if you are experiencing muscle weakness, progressively worsening pain or the loss of bowel or bladder control.
A surgical procedure for sciatica treats the anatomical problem that’s exerting pressure on the sciatic nerve. Common surgical treatments for sciatica at Oasis Orthopedic & Spine in Union, 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 Union, NJ, request an appointment below.