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July 25, 2023

Understanding Sciatica: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

At Long Island Brain & Spine, we understand that living with sciatica can be challenging. This condition, typically recognized by pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve path, can significantly interfere with your daily activities and cause severe pain.

Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica is a result of compression or damage to the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower back and runs down the back of each leg. The nerve controls muscles in the lower leg and provides sensation down through each foot. Causes of sciatica include:

  • A herniated disk
  • A bone spur on the spine
  • Spinal stenosis causing nerve root compression
  • Pelvic injuries

Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica symptoms can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating discomfort. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain that radiates from your lower spine down the back of your leg
  • Discomfort anywhere along the nerve pathway
  • Numbness or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot
  • Trouble controlling bowels or bladder

Treatment Options for Sciatica
At Long Island Brain & Spine, our team of experts will work with you to create a personalized sciatica treatment plan that best suits your needs and lifestyle. Treatments for sciatica range from therapeutic options to surgeries for severe cases. Treatments include:

  • Physical therapy 
  • Medication
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Sciatica surgery 
  • Spinal decompression and lumbar radiculopathy
  • Nerve block (for severe cases)

Don't let sciatica pain control your life. Our Long Island Brain & Spine specialists are ready to help you manage your symptoms and relieve sciatica pain. Whether your treatment involves sports medicine, chiropractic care, or surgical treatment, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your pain management and treatment options.

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