Sciatica is a pain affecting the sciatic nerve. The sciatic is a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg.
Sciatica pain, more commonly known as lower back pain, is a condition that affects about 50 percent of adults across the United States. Sciatica pain occurs when there is damage or pressure to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back through the back of each leg. —Dr. Brian Kessler, Director of Spine and Sports Medicine
Symptoms of Sciatica
Sciatica typically affects one side of the lower body with pain extending from the low back to the thigh and down the leg. Depending on the location of the sciatic nerve affected, pain can extend to the foot or toes. Sciatica pain is severe and debilitating. Infrequent and irritating sciatica pain will likely worsen over time if not treated properly.
- Lower Back Pain
- Sharp pain in the buttocks
- Sharp pain in the leg
- Hip Pain
- Burning down the leg
- Tingling down the leg
- Weakness in the leg or foot
- Numbness in the leg or foot
- Difficulty moving the leg or foot
- Shooting pain making standing up difficult
Seek immediate medical attention if you are suffering from progressive lower extremity weakness, numbness in the upper thighs, and/or loss of bladder and bowel control.
Causes of Sciatica
Sciatica is caused by irritation of the roots of the lower lumbar spine.
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Herniated Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Muscle Spasm
- Fracture of the vertebrae
- Spinal deformities – scoliosis
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment for Pain
The Multidisciplinary Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to alleviate your sciatica pain and increase your quality of life. The painful and debilitating symptoms of sciatica pain can be relieved through:
At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective treatment of sciatica pain can be achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach.
- Manual – hands on – Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercises
- High Tech Exercises
- High Touch Exercises
- Weight Resistance Exercises
- Postural Corrections
- Tailored Home Exercise Program
Gold Standard Pain Management
Other highly effective pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:
- Hot Application
- Cold Application
- Medical Massage
Medical Insurance Coverage for Sciatica Therapeutic Treatment
At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of your sciatica treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating the painful and debilitating symptoms stemming from a sciatic condition. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.
Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location
Discover effective sciatica pain relief provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.
Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.