What Can a Sciatica Pain Specialist in NYC Do for Chronic Lower Back Pain?
March 18, 2021
Sitting for long periods of time really puts a lot of strain on your lower back. Who knew doing so little can hurt so much! You sometimes lose track of time when you’re engrossed in your work, your phone, or the newest show you’re binging. Next thing you know, it’s been 3 hours since you’ve stood up, and your back has a thing or two to say about it. The stiffness, soreness, and lack of flexibility lasts for a while once you get to your feet, and you make a mental note to be more conscientious about taking breaks from your seat. You begin to do some research about lower back pain, and it seems sciatica might be the cause of the numbness and tingling in your legs. Perhaps a sciatica pain specialist in NYC can provide some answers about why you’re experiencing lower back pain when it’s never been an issue before.
At Pain Treatment Specialists , NYC’s best back doctors, you’ll find a team of Harvard trained pain medicine specialists who provide the proper diagnosis and treatment of your back pain. Whether you’re suffering from herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica pain, or nerve compression, we’ll find a minimally invasive back pain treatment that provides effective back pain relief. Book an appointment with a sciatica doctor at our pain clinic in Midtown Manhattan and see how easy it is to find lower back pain relief.
Who is the Best Sciatica Pain Specialist in NYC?
Dr. Shane Volney and Dr. George Hanna are the two top sciatica pain specialists in NYC. Both of these Harvard trained back pain doctors are sciatica specialists in addition to being experts in a wide variety of back pain issues. Our back pain specialists differ from orthopedic surgeons, who specialize in back surgery. At Pain Treatment Specialists, our back doctors explore many conservative treatments before considering back surgery, and only suggest that option if it’s medically necessary.
Dr. Shane Volney is a former Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and taught students for 7 years in pain medicine, anesthesiology, and palliative care. He also spent time in Kenya teaching guided imaging pain treatments to local doctors to assist their communities. Dr. Volney’s patients describe him as an “attentive, kind, and thorough” pain doctor who never makes patients feel rushed or overlooked.
Dr. George Hanna is also a former Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and fellowship trained at Harvard in pain management. Dr. Hanna’s patients “recommend him 100%” for back pain treatment because he is “professional and knowledgeable.” His ability to listen to each patient’s specific concerns and craft a customized back pain treatment program sets him apart.
Dr. Volney and Dr. Hanna look forward to meeting with you at their Madison Avenue pain clinic. Schedule an appointment today and begin taking the first steps towards back pain relief.
What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?
The symptoms of sciatica, and the pain that accompanies them, can range from mild to severe. You may have pain in your lower back that radiates down through your buttocks, hips, and legs. This also manifests as numbness or tingling in your legs, or difficulty walking due to muscle weakness. Once you meet with a sciatica pain specialist in NYC, you’ll receive the proper diagnosis for your back pain after a gentle physical examination and conversation with your pain doctor.
Even though the symptoms of sciatica are painful, their treatment is painless. One effective treatment for sciatica is physical therapy, where you work with a certified physical therapist to increase your back’s strength and flexibility. Since your physical therapist is an expert in exercise science, they know what types of weight training, aerobic exercises, and stretches work best for sciatica pain.
An epidural steroid injection is also an effective tool for treating the symptoms of sciatica. Your pain doctor uses a special x-ray to determine the exact location of your epidural space, and then injects medicine into this area. The result is long lasting pain relief from the nerve pressure caused by herniated discs, which aggravates your sciatic nerve.
A lumbar facet injection blocks pain produced by the facet joints. This is achieved by injecting a small amount of local anesthetic or steroid medicine into your facet joints, which become painful due to a back injury or arthritis of the spine. Multiple injections may be needed, but you’ll be back on your feet later that same day.
The pain management specialists at Pain Treatment Specialists have a wide variety of minimally invasive options available for back pain. Contact their Midtown Manhattan pain clinic for the proper diagnosis and treatment of your lower back ache.
Can I Treat My Symptoms of Sciatica at Home?
Yes, through stretches and lifestyle changes you can find some at-home relief from sciatica pain. First, be mindful of how much time you spend sitting. Make it a point to get up every 15-20 minutes for a quick walk around the house if you know you’ll be sedentary for a prolonged period of time. Watch your posture, and avoid sitting on a couch cushion that is lumpy or uneven, as this puts additional strain on your sciatic nerve. Take a hot shower or use a heating pad to keep your lower back limber, and wear a supportive back brace when you have a long day on your feet. Finally, you may find some pain relief from over the counter medicines like ibuprofen or aspirin.
Located near Bryant Park, you’ll find the top-rated sciatica pain specialists in NYC at Pain Treatment Specialists. Don’t spend another day with lower back pain when minimally invasive solutions are just a phone call away!
Harvard Medical School
Director of Pain Management
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Harvard Medical School
NY & NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Center in Manhattan and Clifton, New Jersey. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.
Harvard Medical School
NY & NJ Pain Specialist
Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award.
Harvard Medical School
NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Lombardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for surgery. Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey.