Sciatica is most likely to blame if you’ve ever had discomfort that radiates from your lower back down your hips and into your leg. That said, Dr. Ben Salari, our experienced Orthopedic surgeon at our clinic has decades of experience treating and managing sciatica in Sparta Township, allowing you to get back to the things you love doing most without feeling any pain.

man with sciatica in Sparta Township

Sciatica: What Is It?

The largest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve, is affected by a particular form of pain called sciatica. The sciatic nerve travels from your lower back down each leg, passing through your hips and buttocks. Your lower back, hips, buttocks, and legs may experience pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness if this nerve is inflamed or compressed.

Herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc degeneration, and even pregnancy may all contribute to sciatica. The good news is that sciatica symptoms may be managed and reduced with the use of efficient therapies.

What are the Most Common Sciatica Causes?

The most common causes in both women and men are:

  • Injury or trauma
  • Pregnancy
  • Dystrophic disc disease
  • Disc herniation tumors
  • Infections
  • Slipping discs

What are Usual Sciatica Symptoms?

If you experience any of the following symptoms you may be suffering from sciatica:

  • Pain in the lower back, hips, buttocks, and/or legs
  • Numbness or tingling in the affected area
  • Weakness in the affected leg or foot
  • Difficulty sitting or standing due to pain
  • Shooting pain that makes it difficult to walk or move
  • Pain that worsens with time
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Among others

For more information on sciatica in Sparta Township, please contact our office for an appointment.

man with sciatica in Sparta Township

Sciatica Treatment Options in Sparta Township

In Sparta Township, Dr. Ben Salari conducts a comprehensive physical examination and diagnosis to first identify the underlying cause of your sciatica.

Sciatica can cause symptoms that are distant from the affected nerve due to its extension to various parts of the body, making it difficult to pinpoint the cause. In that case, Dr. Salari may suggest several imaging tests, including CT scans, MRIs, and x-rays.

From there, Dr. Salari will go through your non-surgical and surgical options that can best address your concerns. Some of them include:

Non-Surgical Methods

Sciatica may be treated non-surgically, most often by a chiropractor. A chiropractor may recommend physical exercise, spinal manipulation, or even acupuncture in addition to modifying one’s lifestyle to aid with pain relief. Dr. Salari advocates employing non-surgical treatments to address the underlying causes of sciatica in Sparta Township. That said, his individualized treatment strategy can include a mix of analgesics, rest, physical therapy, and medication.

Surgical Methods

Dr. Salari may use minimally invasive surgical methods if non-surgical options are unsuccessful in producing the desired outcomes. Surgery is only advised, however, when all other options have been exhausted. If surgery is needed, he will go through the different treatments with you to determine which would be able to address your specific concerns.

Find Out How Our Sparta Township Clinic Can Help Your Sciatica Symptoms

Give our medical experts in Sparta Township NJ a call or complete a contact form on our website if you are suffering from sciatica discomfort. Our team is committed to enhancing your health, minimizing discomfort, and enhancing your overall quality of life!

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