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Lumbar Sciatica Treatment in New York


Welcome to New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, where we have been providing exceptional care and treatment for sciatica for over 30 years in New York. Our team of experienced physicians is led by brothers Drs. Marc and Ira Chernoff, who provide personalized care to each of their patients.

At our independent practice, we are dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes for our patients. With a focus on family practice and individualized attention, we take the time to understand each patient's unique condition and work with them to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs.

Drs. Marc and Ira Chernoff have extensive experience treating sciatica and other spinal conditions. They are committed to spending ample time with each patient to ensure great results and the highest level of care. We pride ourselves on our patient-centered approach and our commitment to providing compassionate, comprehensive care.

If you're suffering from sciatica or other spinal conditions and are looking for experienced and compassionate care from the top spine surgeons New York has to offer, look no further than New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates.


X-ray example of Sciatica

Piriformis Syndrome & Sciatica Specialist

Surgical & Non Surgical Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. At New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, we specialize in diagnosing and treating sciatica to help our patients find relief from their symptoms.

Common symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Sharp, shooting pain in the lower back, buttocks, or legs
  • Numbness or tingling in the affected area
  • Weakness or difficulty moving the affected leg

Sciatica can be caused by a variety of factors, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and piriformis syndrome. Piriformis syndrome is a condition where the piriformis muscle, located deep in the buttocks, compresses the sciatic nerve, causing symptoms similar to sciatica.

Fortunately, there are several treatment options available for sciatica and piriformis syndrome. Some of the common treatments we offer at New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates include:

  • Physical therapy: Specific exercises and stretches can help alleviate symptoms by improving muscle strength and flexibility.
  • Medication management: Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications are often used to manage pain and inflammation.
  • Injections: Steroid injections can be administered directly into the affected area to alleviate inflammation and pain.
  • Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve and address the underlying cause of the condition.

Our team of experienced physicians will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. If you're experiencing symptoms of sciatica or piriformis syndrome, contact us today to schedule a consultation and get the relief you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is back surgery for sciatica necessary?

Back surgery for sciatica is typically considered as a last resort when other non-surgical treatments have failed to provide relief. Drs. Ira and Marc Chernoff feel strongly that the least-invasive methods should always be used before resorting to surgery.

In general, surgery may be necessary if the symptoms of sciatica are severe and significantly impact a person's quality of life. Surgery may also be recommended if there is evidence of nerve damage or if the condition is causing weakness or loss of bladder or bowel control.

If I do need surgery, what kinds of sciatica surgery can you perform?

Some common surgical procedures for sciatica we perform at New York Orthopaedic Spinal Specialists include:

  • Microdiscectomy: This procedure involves removing the portion of the herniated disc that is compressing the nerve root.
  • Laminectomy: This procedure involves removing a portion of the lamina (the bony arch that covers the spinal cord) to alleviate pressure on the nerve roots.
  • Spinal fusion: This procedure involves fusing vertebral segments together to stabilize the spine and prevent further damage.

Does your back pain doctor accept insurance?

Yes! New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates proudly accepts insurance from most major providers. However, we always recommend reaching out to your insurance provider and double-checking coverage before scheduling an appointment. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have about insurance and payment options.

How can I get started with the best sciatica specialist near me?

At New York Orthopaedic Spinal Associates, we make it as simple as possible for patients to get started on their road to recovery from spinal pain. Just request your first appointment online.

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