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The Latest Sciatica Treatments Available

For those who suffer from sciatica, pain is a symptom of living. Sciatica is often reported as extreme pain in one or both legs that makes sitting or standing nearly impossible. It can also include loss of motion or feeling in the knees, ankles, and feet.

It should be noted that sciatica is a symptom of other conditions or ailments such as:

  • Pinched nerve – when a nerve is pinched outside or inside of the spinal canal in the lower back
  • Spinal stenosis – when the spinal canal shrinks or narrows, putting pressure on the nerves
  • Herniated or slipped discs – when a vertebrae has shifted out of place and is now disproportionately placing pressure on nerves
  • Piriformis syndrome – when the piriformis (a small muscle in the buttocks) gets too tight and begins to spasm, putting pressure on the sciatic nerve.
  • And many others

Sciatica treatment often requires diagnosing the underlying issue and then determining where the pressure on the sciatic nerve is coming from sciatic nerve.

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At NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, we make sure to determine the cause of your sciatic nerve pain before we begin treating it. We’ll perform a few tests and interview you about your medical history to ensure that we can provide the most complete and comprehensive care any healthcare facility could give.

We can diagnose sciatica in several different ways.

  • Straight-leg raise test – by having the patient slowly raise their legs while lying down until they begin to feel pain, a doctor can determine how much of a role the spine may be in your pain.
  • X-ray – An X-ray can help us determine if there are any fractures in the spine that may lead to an issue
  • MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging can help us to see the structures in the back that may be causing pressure.
  • EMG and NCS – Electromyography and Nerve Condition Studies help us test muscles and nerves to determine how they are operating and if they are putting unnecessary pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Once your sciatica is diagnosed it can be treated. Depending on the patient, sciatica treatment can take several different forms.

While medication is one route, our medical specialists provide chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture therapy, and other routes to achieve pain relief.

Chronic sciatica can grow more intense over time and requires effective treatment to ensure that it does not hamper quality of life. Pain relief may not be instant, but with the proper care, sciatica can be virtually eliminated.

Common causes of sciatica include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Improper weightlifting techniques
  • Cigarette smoking (which encourages disc degeneration)
  • Infrequent exercise or sitting for long periods of time
  • Incorrect posture when sitting, sleeping or standing

NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine proudly serves the residents of Monmouth County, NJ, Union County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, which includes the towns of :

  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Jackson, NJ
  • Lincroft, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Rahway, NJ

To learn more about all of the treatment options available at our facilities, contact us or call your local office to book an appointment.


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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our eleven offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ, Rahway, NJ, or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.