Sciatica is a common term used to describe leg pain, numbness, weakness and tingling that originates from a compressed nerve in the lumbar spine. Sciatica, or sometimes referred to as radiculopathy by doctors, is a symptom not a diagnosis. Sciatica is caused by a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis.

Our physicians, at The Spine Institute Of North America, treat sciatica with an endoscopic discectomy shown to be as effective as traditional spine surgery.* Our least invasive procedures require minimal recovery and allow patients to return to work sooner than traditional spine surgery.

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