Effective Sciatica Treatment Options Available in Freehold, NJ
At Spine Care New Jersey, a full range of sciatica treatment options is available to residents of Freehold, NJ. Sciatica is a very common – and often treatable – condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve in the lower back is compressed. In many cases, this type of pressure is a consequence of degenerative changes that take place in the spine during the natural aging process. Many people who are diagnosed with sciatica experience pain, muscle weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations that run from the spine down through the back of one leg. The discomfort can range from mild and tolerable to excruciating and debilitating.
When sciatica treatment is necessary, the orthopedic spine specialists at Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold will typically advise a patient to begin with a conservative regimen designed to help manage the symptoms. We offer several nonsurgical sciatica treatment options, including:
- A customized physical therapy program, including low-impact exercises and targeted stretches
- Medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), analgesics, and muscle relaxants
- Hot and cold therapy (alternating applications of heating pads and ice packs)
- Corticosteroid injections
- Ultrasound therapy
Nonsurgical sciatica treatment approaches like these are often very effective for reducing inflammation, which can provide the relief necessary to help a patient avoid the need for a surgical procedure. In fact, surgery is usually unnecessary in all but the most severe cases. However, if the discomfort continues and becomes intolerable, we may ultimately recommend an operation. The board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons at Spine Care New Jersey are skilled and experienced in performing many advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive outpatient procedures. In addition to sciatica, we also provide treatment for degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, scoliosis, and spondylolisthesis.
To learn more about the sciatica treatment options available at Spine Care New Jersey, contact us to schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art facility in Freehold, NJ. With all of our orthopedic, spine, sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, and alternative medicine services housed in one building, we proudly offer one-stop convenience for our patients.