Sciatica Surgery – Board-Certified Spine Surgeons in Freehold, NJ, Can Help You Determine If You Need It
If you’re wondering whether you should consider sciatica surgery, the specialists at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, NJ, can help. A decision to proceed with any type of surgery is a big step, and we can provide the information you need to feel confident in your decision.
In general, we recommend sciatica surgery only as a last resort if nonsurgical therapies do not produce the desired results. That’s because conservative treatments like physical therapy and medications are often effective for treating sciatica. If you haven’t tried this approach yet, we can work with you to develop an appropriate regimen (we offer a full range of options at our office in Freehold, New Jersey). But, if your pain persists or worsens after 4-6 weeks of conservative treatment, sciatica surgery may be your next step toward finding relief.
To aid in your decision-making, here are some additional indications that sciatica surgery may be the right choice for you:
- Your pain and other symptoms make it difficult or impossible to perform daily activities, such as working, caring for children, driving, and completing household tasks.
- Your pain and other symptoms are affecting your mood or interfering with your interpersonal relationships.
- A neurological issue, such as muscle weakness, has developed.
- Severe nerve compression has led to bladder or bowel dysfunction (a medical emergency known as cauda equina syndrome).
If you are considering sciatica surgery, we will fully explain the potential benefits of the procedure as well as how it may temporarily and permanently change your lifestyle. We will also go over other important considerations, such as the type and duration of your anticipated recovery period, when you can reasonably expect to see an improvement in your symptoms, and when your final surgical outcome should become apparent.
To learn more about sciatica surgery and other treatment options available at Spine Care New Jersey, contact us to schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art facility in Freehold, NJ.