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.
Sciatica and Radiculopathy Diagnosis and Treatment at Inspira
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 disc 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 discectomy or laminectomy to correct or remove the affected disc.
Why Choose Inspira for Sciatica Care
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.
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.
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.
Inspira Sciatica Care Locations
Our neurosurgeons treat patients around South Jersey from several convenient locations.