Sciatica Treatment
in New Jersey

Advanced Wellness offers comprehensive sciatica treatment for our patients in New Jersey. We help people improve their health without surgery by providing physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and PRP injections. Our treatments reduce nerve compression and inflammation that cause sciatic pain, which helps our patients recover from this bothersome condition. At Advanced Wellness, we offer each person a non-invasive way to get rid of discomfort and enjoy their life.

What Is a Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to pain that can be felt along the path of the sciatic nerve, which covers the entire leg. People with sciatica experience shooting, burning, or tingling sensations that travel from the lower back (lumbar spine) through the buttock and down to the ankle. This condition 
is typically caused by irritation or pressure on the sciatic nerve roots 
and can be felt at the back of the leg.

Symptoms of Sciatica

The Main Causes of Sciatica

Bulging (Herniated) Disc

This condition occurs when the soft inner material of a spinal disc pushes out through a weak spot in the exterior. This bulge can irritate or put pressure on the nerve roots, resulting in pain, numbness, or weakness that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. A herniated disc is often caused by normal aging or straining the back, but trauma or lifting injuries can also contribute to this problem.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within the spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that are located there. Some of the main causes of this condition are aging and arthritis, which may lead to bone overgrowth and thickened ligaments. When the nerves get compressed, it can cause pain or numbness in the leg along the sciatic nerve.
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) occurs when the discs between spinal bones break down. As a result, they cannot properly cushion the vertebrae (spinal bones). This causes abnormal pressure on the nerve roots, leading to inflammation and pain from sciatica. DDD is often caused by aging, but injury and genetics can also play a role.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which a vertebra slips forward over the one below it. This causes misalignment of the spine, which can put pressure on or irritate nearby nerves, including sciatic. Symptoms of spondylolisthesis include lower back pain, muscle tightness or spasms, leg pain, or numbness along the sciatic nerve path.
This syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes pain. The sciatic nerve runs underneath (and occasionally through) that muscle. When the piriformis spasms, it results in a pinched sciatic nerve, causing pain, numbness, and tingling.
Spinal tumors are abnormal growths that develop in or near the spinal cord or within the bones of the spine. They can press on the roots leading to the sciatic nerve, causing inflammation, pain, or numbness. Both malignant (cancerous) and benign (hamless) spinal tumors can affect the sciatic nerve.
Traumatic events like car accidents and sports injuries can damage and inflame the tissues surrounding the sciatic nerve, leading to irritation and pain. Being obese, smoking, sitting for long periods with poor posture, and working jobs requiring heavy lifting may also increase pressure on the lower spine over time, which may also contribute to the development of sciatica symptoms.

Who Suffers From Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Sciatica is a condition that can affect a wide variety of people. Certain occupations, lifestyles, and activities put a strain on the lower back, increasing the risk of developing sciatic nerve pain. Here are the groups that are usually affected by this condition:

How Is Sciatica Treated?

Recovery After
Sciatica Treatment

The recovery time after our nonsurgical sciatica treatments varies, depending on the severity of the nerve pain and symptoms. Most patients experience some relief of leg and back pain within 2 to 4 weeks 
of beginning therapy. Recovery is gradual – after 6 to 12 weeks of ongoing chiropractic adjustments, physical exercises, acupuncture, or PRP injections, symptoms continue improving, and patients report significant reductions in sciatic nerve pain. While some residual discomfort may remain up to a year after treatment, most people see a steady decrease in pain levels and return of strength and mobility within a few months.

Cost of Treatment 
for Sciatica New Jersey

The cost of sciatica treatment in New Jersey ranges from $200 to $5,000, depending on the severity of the condition and the type of treatment required. Less invasive options like physical therapy, chiropractic, 
and acupuncture tend to be cheaper, while PRP injections may be more expensive. The number of sessions impacts the total costs as well.

To get an exact price for sciatica treatment, each patient should have 
a thorough consultation with our team. We evaluate their specific condition and symptoms to determine the best option. Once a customized treatment plan is developed, our sciatica specialist calculates an accurate price based on the patient’s insurance coverage and the number/types of services they need. Advanced Wellness offers free benefits checks to help people minimize their out-of-pocket expenses. We aim to help each person treat their lumbar radiculopathy in the most affordable and convenient way.

What Makes Sciatica Treatment in Advanced
Wellness Different From Others?

Many patients with sciatica choose Advanced Wellness due to our comprehensive, integrative approach to care. Our experienced team includes specialists in pain management, chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy, and other interventions. We collaborate to create customized treatment plans. This holistic method targets the underlying causes of sciatic nerve pain through multiple modalities, such as medication, injections, massage, and exercise. Testimonials show that our patients achieve amazing results, reducing inflammation and regaining mobility. With in-house insurance experts easing the process, Advanced Wellness is the best place to treat sciatica. We help each patient get back to an active, pain-free lifestyle.

Gary Yen, MD

MCMSc, PA-C, AT

Dr. Gary L. Yen is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a sub-specialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Yen grew up in Long Island, NY and received his medical degree from Ross University. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and performed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stony Brook University, where he was chief resident.

Dr. Yen completed a pain management fellowship at RehabNY in Buffalo, NY, during which he served as the assistant athletic trainer to the Buffalo Bison, the Minor League AAA baseball team for the Cleveland Indians, as well as the Niagara University men’s and women’s collegiate hockey team.

The former chairman of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Division of the Pain Management Department at CentraState Medical Center, Dr. Yen specializes in the non-operative treatment of a variety of joint, muscular, nerve, skeletal, spine and sports related injuries. He treats acute and chronic pain syndromes and performs electrodiagnostic studies. Dr. Yen also performs variety of interventional pain procedures and minimally invasive spine surgery for the relief of pain. He utilizes conservative treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture in conjunction with other procedures to enhance long term benefits. Dr. Yen believes in working with patients to create individual treatment plans.

When not attending to his patients, Dr. Yen likes to play golf, cook, and has a passion for playing the saxophone and piano. He is the proud father of two boys.