The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care
Dr. Okubadejo and The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care are committed to excellence by providing the highest quality of spinal care in New Jersey and New York.

Spotting the Symptoms of Sciatica

The symptoms of sciatica can be debilitating; however, some patients may only experience infrequent, mild symptoms. Patients may experience lower back pain, along with pain that extends down one side of the lower body. Typically, patients who visit an orthopedic surgeon for sciatica treatment report the pain as feeling like a shooting or burning sensation. The pain may extend from the lower back, through the buttocks, and down one leg. Patients often experience worse pain down the leg than in the lower back. The pain may worsen upon sitting or standing, and it may lessen when walking or lying down.

Some of the other symptoms that may indicate compression of the sciatic nerve include a “pins and needles” sensation or prickling sensation that extends down the affected leg. Numbness and weakness may also be present and some patients may experience pain in the foot and toes of the affected leg.

Dr. Okubadejo, an orthopedic spine surgeon in New Jersey and New York, provides specialized care for patients with conditions such as sciatica. If you’re suffering from sciatica symptoms, call The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care at (887) 854-8274 to schedule a consultation to discuss whether spine surgery is right for you.

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