Pain radiating to your leg? Experiencing numbness or tingling? You may have sciatica.
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Treating sciatica is our area of expertise.
Sciatica is common term used to describe symptoms that radiate from the low back to the lower extremities. Sciatica can be incredibly painful as it involves nerve root irritation and the symptoms can manifest in a number of different ways. Some patients experience burning, numbing, tingling, shooting or stabbing types of pain. What determines what a patient will experience is dependent upon a variety of factors but predominantly it is related to the location of the nerve root irritation and the severity of it.
Nerve root irritation and inflammation can also be caused by a variety of different lumbar spine conditions. These conditions can include degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foramina stenosis, facet hypertrophy (facet disease), bone spurs (osteophyte), and bulging or herniated discs. These conditions can all add up to significant narrowing of the canals that shelter the spinal cord and exiting nerve root branches.
With sciatica it is important to always exhaust conservative treatment options before considering surgery. However, if pain persists or the symptoms worsen, and conservative care is no longer providing relief, surgery may be considered.
Symptoms a patient may experience if they are suffering from sciatica can include:
- Numbness or tingling
- Weakness or atrophy in extremities
- Radicular symptoms such as pain shooting into the lower extremities
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I want to thank Dr. Molloy and the staff at Laser Spine Orlando for giving me my life back. Before seeing them I could barely walk and my pain didn't allow me to do anything around the house. After my surgery, I was pain-free within a week and was able to care for my husband without the thought of having to lie down and rest due to pain. -Margaret W
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Laser Spine Orlando believes in a comprehensive approach to spine pain care. Each patient is treated as an individual with personalized treatment and therapy to achieve their personal goals.
30,000 Successful Surgeries
To put it simply...a lot. Our surgeons have performed over 15,000 successful spine procedures. Each one is board certified and extremely skilled in fighting neck and back pain. We are the leaders in Laser Spine Surgery.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
The best choice for patients suffering from neck and back pain. This form of minimally invasive surgery provides an alternative to regular surgical procedures when other treatment methods have not produced the desired results. Laser techniques offer faster recovery times with fewer complications.
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That's why we are here. We have a duty to the patient to do everything we can to eliminate neck and back pain. Our newest location in Orlando is equipped to handle the most complex cases. Our surgeons are highly specialized and focused on eliminating chronic pain and getting patients back to a pain free life.