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What is Sciatica?

By December 10, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

Before determining the best way to treat your chronic sciatica, it is important to fully understand your condition. At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, we are dedicated to helping patients find relief, which includes assisting in educating them on their condition, treatment options and available surgical solutions.

Sciatica is among the most common spine conditions.  It occurs when irritation or other spinal conditions cause an increased amount of pressure being placed on the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is found in the lower back, and runs down both legs.

Patients suffering from sciatica often experience irritating and excruciating pain in their lower back radiating into their legs.

How can I treat my sciatica?

If you are living with sciatica, the first course of recommended treatment is to explore the conservative options available to you. These can include:

Though effective for many patients, these conservative options sometimes fail to alleviate all patients’ pain. For these patients, surgery is a common recommendation.

Not all surgery is created equal. When reviewing your surgical options, you will find there are two general categories: traditional surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute Approach

At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, we are dedicated to offering patients access to the most effective, safest and most innovative surgical procedures. Our skilled surgeons are fellowship trained, and experts in the minimally invasive surgical field.

If you are suffering from sciatica, we can help you find relief through minimally invasive surgery. Contact us today to learn more about how we treat sciatica at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute today.

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