What is sciatica, and how is it treated?

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What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is one of the most common spinal conditions and describes pain that originates in the lower back and radiates into the buttocks, the back of the legs, and into the feet. 

The sciatic nerve is the longest continuous nerve in the body, beginning in the lower back and extending into the legs.

Sciatica is a term used to describe the pain but is not an actual diagnosis and is instead a symptom of an underlying condition that is causing pressure on the sciatic nerve.

It’s very important that you schedule a consultation with a Spine Specialist to be able to diagnose and treat any underlying condition that may be causing your sciatica pain.

These conditions can include:

The Spine Specialists Team at OrthoNeuro has helped thousands of patients with sciatica return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.

How Is Sciatica Treated at OrthoNeuro?

At OrthoNeuro, sciatica is usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options.

The Board Certified Spine Specialists at OrthoNeuro create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals.

These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options: 

Surgery may be recommended if sciatica does not respond to non-surgical treatment options. Two of the most common procedures used are a minimally invasive microdiscectomy and a minimally invasive spinal fusion.

The Board Certified Spine Surgeons at OrthoNeuro are experts in a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat sciatica.

Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Spine Surgeon Today!

If you have been experiencing sciatica, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Spine Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus. 

We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you.

Spine Care Specialists

If you live with chronic back or neck pain, contact OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio, for state-of-the-art diagnosis and personalized spine care treatment plans to heal your spine, relieve your pain, and help you get back to your regular activities.

Ying H. Chen, DO, FACOS


Paul H. Eichenseer, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

David K. Kim, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Donald J. Rohl, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Larry Todd, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Mark A. White, DO


Daniel P. Pap, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist

Siddharth Shetgeri, DO


Dustin Reynolds, M.D.

Interventional Pain Management Specialist

“I recently had surgery on my lower back. I had heard that such surgery would result in pain and cause me difficulties in doing ordinary daily tasks but, I experienced no pain and was able to do normal activities at home and at church. Also, being a bee keeper, I was able to work the hives and extract the honey from most of the hives”

James B.