Sciatica may be defined as a sudden pain that radiates from the buttocks and lower back area down the back of your leg. Symptoms include a tingling or prickling sensation, pain and/or weakness. Sciatica occurs when pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve and the condition may also be referred to as “lumbar radiculopathy”. This pressure may be a symptom of a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, a tumor, infection, spondylolisthesis, or trauma. You may experience difficulty with daily activities such as walking, sitting and/or standing.

Sciatica Treatment Options

Many patients with lumbar radiculopathy may do well with conservative treatments such as physical therapy or non-surgical injections. However, there are situations where a surgical procedure may be recommended. In these situations, a discectomy, microdiscectomy, laminectomy or laminotomy may be recommended to best treat your condition.

Twin Cities Sciatica Surgeons

Complete the ‘Request an Appointment’ section on this page or contact Midwest Spine & Brain Institute at 1.800.353.7720 to schedule a complete evaluation of your neck and/or back pain. Our Minnesota spine surgeons will provide a tailored treatment plan for your specific condition. Our team consists of board-certified spine surgeons, pain management specialists, physician assistants, and more. We have locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area and treat patients throughout Minnesota.

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