Sciatica Video and Animation Directory

Causes of Sciatica

If something, such as a herniated disc, pushes on your sciatic nerve, you’ll most likely have sciatic pain. In this video, Dr. Alex Vaccaro goes through several of the most common causes of sciatica.

Common Terms for Sciatica

Hear an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Alex Vaccaro, explain several common terms your doctor may use when talking about sciatica. This short video will help you be an informed patient and more fully understand your condition.

Exercises for Sciatica Caused by Spinal Stenosis

To learn easy back stretches to help with sciatica caused by spinal stenosis, watch this video series.

Sciatica Overview

In this video, you’ll quickly get basic information about sciatica from Dr. Alex Vaccaro, an orthopaedic surgeon and professor at Thomas Jefferson University.

Sciatica Surgery

One of the most common surgeries to relieve sciatica caused by a herniated disc is a discectomy. Dr. Vaccaro explains that this can be done with a minimally invasive procedure.

Sciatica Video Series

A spine expert, Dr. Alex Vaccaro, explains everything you need to know about sciatica.

Video Series: Exercises for Sciatica (Caused by Degenerative Disc Disease)

When you're dealing with sciatica caused by lumbar degenerative disc disease, you probably don't want to exercise. But doing simple stretches and exercises will help relieve your pain.

Video Series: Exercises for Sciatica (Caused by Herniated Disc)

Sciatica (or radiculopathy or leg pain) caused by a herniated disc can be very painful. To find pain relief, watch this video series.

Video Series: Exercises for Sciatica (Caused by Piriformis Syndrome)

Piriformis syndrome can causes sciatica (pain that radiates down your leg), but there are some easy exercises and stretches you can do for pain relief. Watch this video series to learn how to lessen your pain and other symptoms.

Video Series: Exercises for Sciatica (Caused by Spondylolisthesis)

Spondylolisthesis can cause sciatica, or pain that shoots down your leg. If you have sciatica caused by spondylolisthesis, watch this video series to learn easy back stretches that may help lessen your pain and other symptoms. You'll learn 3 exercises selected by a physical therapist.

Video: Symptoms of Sciatica

Sciatica is a symptom associated with other spinal conditions, but it can come with other symptoms besides just pain that travels from your low back to your leg. Dr. Alex Vaccaro explains the symptoms of sciatica in this informative video.

Video: Exams and Tests for Sciatica

Watch this video to understand the tests your doctor will do (or has already done) as he or she diagnoses the cause of your sciatica. Dr. Alex Vaccaro explains MRIs, the sensory exam, the neurological exam, and more.

Video: Non-surgical Treatment for Sciatica

Dr. Alex Vaccaro reviews your non-surgical treatment options for sciatica in this short (but very informative) video. Listen to a top spine surgeon explain what you can try before surgery.