Spinal stenosis | Sciatica | Radiculopathy

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  • Spinal stenosis | Sciatica | Radiculopathy

Health Plus Physical Therapy Center

Physical Therapy center located at 2114 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820

At Health Plus, we provide tailored therapy services to address various conditions and injuries. Our goal is to help you regain mobility, alleviate pain, and enhance your well-being. With advanced techniques and compassionate care, we’re here to support your journey to recovery.

Spinal Stenosis:

Spinal stenosis is a condition where the spinal canal narrows, exerting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This compression can lead to pain, numbness, or weakness in the back and legs. Symptoms may worsen over time, but various treatment options, including physical therapy, medications, and in severe cases, surgery, aim to alleviate discomfort and improve mobility.


Sciatica is a specific type of pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, usually affecting one side of the body. This pain can range from mild to severe and may be accompanied by tingling or numbness. Most commonly caused by a herniated disc or bone spur compressing the sciatic nerve, treatment options include rest, physical therapy, and medications. In persistent cases, surgical interventions may be considered.


Radiculopathy refers to a condition where the spinal nerve roots are compressed, causing pain, weakness, or numbness along the nerve’s pathway. It can result from various factors, such as herniated discs, spinal injuries, or degenerative changes. Treatment approaches often involve addressing the underlying cause, with options ranging from conservative measures like physical therapy to surgical interventions for more severe cases.

Diagnosis and Intervention:

Accurate diagnosis is pivotal in managing spinal stenosis, sciatica, and radiculopathy. Healthcare professionals utilize imaging studies like MRI or CT scans, along with a thorough examination, to identify the root cause. Treatment plans may include pain management, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications. For cases unresponsive to conservative measures, surgical options may be explored.

Lifestyle Considerations:

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is integral in managing and preventing spinal conditions. Regular exercise, especially activities that strengthen the core and promote flexibility, can contribute to overall spinal health. Ergonomic adjustments in daily activities, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding prolonged periods of inactivity are essential components of spinal wellness.


Understanding spinal stenosis, sciatica, and radiculopathy empowers individuals to take proactive steps towards spinal health. If you experience persistent back pain, numbness, or weakness, seeking consultation with a healthcare professional is crucial. Together, you can unravel the intricacies of your condition, explore suitable treatment options, and embark on a journey to improve your spinal well-being and overall quality of life.

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Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cervical Spondylosis

Piriformis Syndrome

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

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