Our mission at New York Orthopedic Specialists is to treat you with respect while addressing your health concerns using the most innovative procedures available today. We offer a wide range of orthopedic services including non-surgical options when it is appropriate. Our board certified orthopedist, Dr. Scott V. Haig, has over 25 years of experience and is a highly respected author and practitioner in his field. Our staff is here to help restore your strength, reduce your pain, and improve function and flexibility. A common back problem is sciatica, and we are here in Mamaroneck sciatica
to help you overcome this painful condition.
Sciatica, also called lumbar radiculopathy, is a term that describes symptoms of pain, numbness, and/or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and leg. The pain from sciatica can range from a constant, dull pain to a debilitating condition. Most of sciatica symptoms result from lower back disorders between the L4 (fourth lumbar vertebra) and S1 (first sacral) levels that put pressure on or cause irritation to a lumbar nerve root. Depending on where the sciatic nerve roots are compressed, symptoms may be felt in different areas of the leg and into the foot. Most commonly, sciatica is caused by a disc problem, such as a herniated disc that is pressing against a nerve root. It can also occur when a disc degenerates, which releases inflammatory proteins that irritate the adjacent nerve. There are also times when hypertonic hip muscles, most often the lateral hip rotator piriformis muscle, compress the sciatic nerve resulting in sciatica pain. Pregnancy can also be a contributing factor, especially in the final weeks. Sciatica symptoms are typically felt on only one side of the body. They may include a combination of leg and foot pain, weakness, tingling or numbness. For Mamaroneck sciatica treatment, your best chance of recovery is with our team of experts at the New York Orthopedic Specialists.
When you come in for treatment of Mamaroneck sciatica
, we do a thorough examination to determine the cause of your sciatic pain. This helps us determine the best treatment options. We often begin with non-invasive therapies, such as physical therapy, to treat sciatica. Surgical intervention is our last option. We provide rehabilitative, muscle strengthening exercises that you continue to do at home as well as teach you proper body mechanics and lifting strategies to prevent sciatic nerve pain from basic activities. Our team cares about you, so come in and see us for all your sciatic and orthopedic concerns.
By New York Orthopedic Specialists
April 26, 2017