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Sciatica Treatment in New York City

Sciatic pain results from inflammation of the sciatic nerve. It is usually marked by pain and tenderness that often starts in the buttocks and extends down the rear of the thigh and lower leg to the sole of the foot. Pain can also be present along the outer side of the lower leg to the top of the foot. Many also experience pain in the lower back.

At NY Spine Medicine we have many procedures to reduce the pain caused by sciatica. We stand by our philosophy of trying the least invasive procedures first and always reserve surgery as the last option, only after exhausting all other methods of treatment. We will review all of the options with you and develop a plan of recovery that works within your ideals of treatment.

Common procedures that we use for the treatment of sciatica include epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, or spinal cord stimulation. All of these procedures are minimally invasive and cause little to no discomfort. Delivery of medication is done with a fluoroscopic guidance system that ensures the most accurate delivery of medication directly to the affected area. These procedures may be used in conjunction with other traditional treatments such as physical therapy.

Not only do these procedures alleviate pain, but they also improve or cure the underlying problem. We do not mask pain. We improve the underlying abnormalities.