Sciatica

Sciatica Treatment Options

Sciatica can be a painful, even debilitating condition causing pain down a leg, stemming from the lower back. Low back pain may also be present but is not always the case. Sciatica is usually caused by compression of nerves due to a herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, or spinal stenosis and usually affects middle aged to older adults. Dr. Christiano specializes in the conservative treatment of sciatica, with invasive treatments only an option in the most severe cases.

Sciatica doesn’t have to impede your life or lifestyle and the first step to getting relief is a consultation with Dr. Christiano. Using conservative care options including medication, physical therapy and alternative therapies when possible, we seek to avoid the need or more invasive options. For some patients that require surgery, however, Dr. Christiano has extensive experience in the management of sciatica and related conditions using minimally invasive and effective surgical techniques.