Jefferson University Hospitals

Sciatica

If you are seeking treatment for sciatica, turn to the orthopedic specialists at Jefferson in Philadelphia, who will help you effectively treat your sciatica and manage your pain. The pain originates along the sciatic nerve, which extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh. The sciatic nerve is the primary nerve of the leg. It is also the largest nerve in the entire body. If your condition is caused by a herniated disc, you may require surgery.

Our pain management-trained anesthesiologists, psychologists and nurses in the Jefferson Pain Center can also provide you with leading-edge treatments.

Many patients who have sciatica actively explore complementary therapies to relieve their pain. Ranked a Top Hospital for Alternative Medicine by Philadelphia magazine, the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health team provides a broad range of modalities that may contribute to your treatment, including therapeutic massages and acupuncture.
 

Make an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a Jefferson Health specialist.