What Treatment Options Are There For Sciatica Pain

Woman holds lower back from sciatica pain

Sciatic nerve pain can be a nuisance, impacting the daily lives of 40% of the population, but you don’t need to put up with the pain. Keep reading to learn more about sciatica and the treatment options that a sciatica specialist can provide. What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the name given to the painful condition…[read more]

Early Warning Signs of a Herniated Disc

  Typically, as humans, our spines aren’t really top of mind until you feel pain – and that’s where I would come in as a spine surgeon. But by then, it’s often a much more severe condition and requires much more drastic treatment.  Wait, what exactly is a herniated disc?  A herniated disc, sometimes called…[read more]

The 4 Most Missed Diagnoses in the Spine

As a spine surgeon in an academic institution, I see a lot of the challenges that people face in trying to manage their back, neck, sciatica, pinch nerve, imbalance or other neurologic problems that may be referable to their spinal system.  Frequently, I get patients to see me because nobody else has been able to…[read more]

Bertolotti’s Syndrome

Bertolotti’s Syndrome is the clinical presentation of back pain, sciatica (electrical pain that shoots down the leg), or both, associated with the congenital anomaly of a bone in the spine rubbing against part of the pelvis, also known as a lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV).  Because of the overlap of the symptoms with other more common…[read more]