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Sciatica

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Sciatica

Get Fast, Effective Relief

Renowned New Jersey orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his team of surgeons are experts in the treatment of chronic and degenerative spinal disorders, including sciatica. Characterized by pain, pins and needles, numbness, or weakness in the buttock and leg, sciatica is caused by pressure to the sciatic nerve.

 

Who’s At Risk

Reduce your risk.

Patients of all ages may experience sciatica symptoms, but common risk factors include:

  • Age. As people get older, the spine undergoes degeneration. Because of this, aging individuals are more likely to experience sciatic pain.
  • Weight. Obese individuals have more stress placed on the spine, and are, therefore, more likely to suffer from sciatica.
  • Diabetes. Due to disease-related nerve damage, diabetics are more prone to sciatica symptoms.
  • Activity level. Active individuals are less likely to have sciatica, since it is exacerbated by sedentary lifestyles and prolonged sitting.
 
 

Symptoms

Pinpoint your pain.

Sciatica symptoms indicate the presence of another problem, such as spinal stenosis, disk degeneration, piriformis syndrome or a pelvic injury. Pain severity varies, and ranges from mild tingling to an excruciating burning sensation that limits movement. Some patients report exacerbated discomfort when they sit for lengthy periods, bend down, or engage in physical activity like walking, running or lifting weights.

 

Diagnosis

Get the answers you need.

The orthopaedic surgeons at Kayal Orthopaedic Center specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sciatica and its root causes. After performing a thorough physical exam, Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his team may recommend X-rays, MRIs or CT scans.

 
 

Treatment

Life’s too short to put up with pain.

Milder cases of sciatica often resolve themselves with rest, ice and over-the-counter medication. In some cases, it may be necessary for the Kayal Orthopaedic team to treat patients with cortisone shots, physical therapy or even minimally invasive surgery.

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