Sciatica (Radiculopathy)

Sciatica affects the sciatic nerve, which travels from the lower back down each leg. Because of the nerve’s location, sciatica can affect the lower back, leg and foot. Common symptoms of sciatica include: 
  • Lower back pain 
  • Pain, burning or tingling sensation in the leg 
  • Hip pain 
  • Difficulty moving the leg or foot 
  • Severe pain that affects your ability to stand
Pain in the sciatic nerve can arise for many reasons, including degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis, pregnancy and muscle spasms. 

Nonsurgical methods such as anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy and spinal injections are often pursued before surgery is considered. If those treatment methods fail, which they do for about 5 to 10 percent of patients, your doctor will recommend a diskectomy or laminectomy to correct or remove the affected disk.

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For more information about our neurosurgery services or to schedule an appointment at one of our South Jersey facilities, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Why Choose Inspira?

Exceptional Care Close to Home

With a team of trusted neurosurgeons operating in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive cutting-edge care to soothe your sciatica. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive neurosurgery services right in your neighborhood. 

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating sciatic nerve conditions with skilled precision. Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities are equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our neurosurgeons to use minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and scarring, improve surgical outcomes and speed up recovery time.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Sciatica Treatment

Thanks to Inspira’s integrated provider network, our neurosurgical team is poised to provide personalized, coordinated care. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, your surgeon will have access to other specialists—from intensivists and hospitalists, to endocrinologists and physical therapists—that will work closely together to diagnose and treat your condition.