Sciatica refers to back pain caused by compression of the sciatic nerve due to injury or other conditions. The sciatic nerve is rooted in the spinal cord in the lower back and branches out to run through the hips, buttocks, and down each leg. For some sciatica feels like pins and needles, while others compare the experience to getting an electrical shock.

Symptoms of Sciatica

 People who experience sciatica often describe the symptoms as follows:

 Potential Causes of Sciatica

The sciatic nerve can get irritated, compressed or inflamed by issues in the lower back. Some of the following factors may affect the sciatic nerve:

Risk Factors

Risk factors include:


Sciatica is diagnosed with a comprehensive exam by a medical professional. 


Treatment options by Neurologists/ pain management specialists:

Through a combination of these methods the best solution can be found for you. To schedule a consultation for yourself or a loved one who may be experiencing these symptoms, call (646) 679-6609 or click the link below.

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