As an expert orthopedic specialist at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Our practice is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or irritated, often due to a herniated disc, bone spur, spinal stenosis, or piriformis syndrome. This compression can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs, making it difficult to stand, walk, or sit comfortably. At Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sciatica, offering comprehensive care to alleviate symptoms and improve function.

When you experience sciatica, it can significantly impact your mobility and quality of life, leading to decreased productivity and increased discomfort. Our team of orthopedic specialists begins the evaluation process with a thorough assessment of your medical history, followed by a physical examination and may utilize imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your sciatic nerve compression.

Treatment options for sciatica at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists may include:

  • Conservative therapies: Initially, we may recommend conservative treatments such as rest, ice or heat therapy, activity modification, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and physical therapy to reduce pain and inflammation, improve mobility, and promote healing.
  • Medications: Depending on the severity of your symptoms, we may prescribe medications such as muscle relaxants, neuropathic pain medications, or corticosteroid injections to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation associated with sciatica.
  • Physical therapy: Our experienced physical therapists design specialized exercise programs focused on stretching, strengthening, and postural correction to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve, improve mobility, and prevent recurrence of symptoms.
  • Minimally invasive procedures: For persistent or severe sciatica that does not respond to conservative treatments, we may offer minimally invasive procedures such as epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, or radiofrequency ablation to provide targeted pain relief and improve function.

Surgical intervention: In cases of severe or debilitating sciatica that does not improve with conservative or interventional treatments, surgical intervention may be necessary to decompress the affected nerve roots or address underlying structural abnormalities in the spine

Our team of experts will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

We offer everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy to acupuncture. And our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best possible care.

Ready to Live a Pain-Free Life?

When you choose Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists for your orthopedic needs, you can trust that you’re receiving top-notch care from a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping you live life to the fullest, free from musculoskeletal pain and limitations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.