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.
When you're dealing with sciatica (or radiculopathy or leg pain) caused by lumbar degenerative disc disease, you probably don't want to exercise. But doing simple stretches and exercises will help relieve your pain. Watch this video series to learn stretches that may help lessen your pain and other symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.