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When Should You See a Doctor for Sciatica Pain Relief?

One day, you’re a strong, active person in good shape and good health. Then, just like that, you’re completely down for the count due to disabling pain shooting from your lower back, down your leg, and into your ankle and foot. The culprit?...
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What Are the Signs of a Herniated Disc in the Lower Back?

Struggling with pain that radiates down your leg and into your foot and ankle? If so, you may be experiencing nerve irritation or sciatica resulting from a lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Whether it’s the result of a degenerative change or a ...
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Diego’s Story: How He Maintained Athleticism Following Discectomy Surgery

Meet Diego, a dedicated athlete who spends his days mountain climbing, running, and maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.
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Pain on the Outer Side of Your Foot: Could It Signal a Spine Problem?

Are you struggling with recurring pain on the outer side of your foot? While this may come as a surprise, pain on the outer side of the foot may actually signal a spinal problem resulting in painful compression of the sciatic nerve.
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Spine Surgery Innovations: What You Need to Know About New Technology

Medical technology is forever evolving. Modern innovations and technological advancements are transforming the healthcare industry, introducing new, more effective ways of treating patients and performing procedures—and spine surgery is no ...
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Surgery for Sciatica: Which Procedure Is Right for You?

Each year, approximately 1-2 percent of people1 between the ages of 30-50 experience sciatica, or pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve from the lower back down each leg. While any spinal condition that compresses nerves in the lower b...
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6 Qualifications to Look for in a Spine Surgeon

When you have a condition that may require spine surgery, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. The most important of those considerations is the spine surgeon you entrust to perform the operation.
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How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery?

Most patients experience lasting relief after undergoing a discectomy to reduce leg pain (sciatica) caused by a lumbar herniated disc. While some patients can achieve great results with conservative, nonsurgical treatments, for others a dis...
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5 Lifestyle Risks That May Cause Lumbar Disc Herniation

Our spine bears the weight of all of our daily activities, from how frequently we move to how much weight we lift at one time. With so much pressure put on our spinal discs, it’s no surprise that many of our daily activities can impact our ...
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Lumbar Herniated Disc Treatments: Is Surgical or Nonsurgical Right for You?

It is very concerning when you find out you have a lumbar herniated disc and are experiencing sciatica (a shooting pain that radiates down the leg), foot drop, and other painful symptoms. Fortunately, there are several nonsurgical, or “cons...
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