McMonigle Neurology Associates

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The McMonigle Difference


20+ Years Experience

Dr. McMonigle is board-certified and has completed fellowships in clinical neurology, child neurology, and neuromuscular disorders.

Specialized Services

On-site state-of-the-art testing affords our patients convenient and comprehensive exams.

Affordable Patient Care

We work closely with most insurance providers to keep your treatments as affordable as possible.

Professional Staff

We are sensitive to your needs and treat every patient and their family with the utmost respect and privacy.

What are the Symptoms of Sciatic Nerve Pain?


It may be time to see Dr. McMonigle, a Medical PC and specialist who can address your issues if you are experiencing sciatic nerve pain in Greenlawn, NY. Every patient with sciatic nerve pain is different.

The type, intensity, and cause of sciatic nerve pain may also differ.

These are common sciatic nerve pain symptoms among Greenlawn patients:

  • Radiating pain through one buttock & down the back of that leg
  • Pain at the back, front, and/or sides of the thigh & leg
  • Mild to sharp pains shooting down the leg
  • Numbness or tingling like pins & needles
  • Leg and foot weakness

If you are researching and considering some form of treatment for your sciatic nerve pain, an important first step is modifying activities, such as avoiding lifting, bending, and twisting motions.

If self-care treatments have failed to bring change, call to schedule a consultation. Dr. McMonigle can make a proper diagnosis and treatment recommendation.

What Causes Sciatica in Greenlawn Patients?


The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body, spanning from the lower back to the foot. Sciatica is a common disorder affecting approximately 40% of the population experiencing it at some point in their lives.

Many patients mistakenly refer to any form of lower back pain as sciatica.

There are a few identifiable causes of sciatica in Greenlawn patients:

  • Herniated or slipped discs causing pressure on a nerve root
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis – frequently among the elderly
  • Spondylolisthesis-a relative misalignment of one vertebra to another
  • Tumors in the lumbar spinal canal that compress the sciatic nerve
  • Degenerative disc disease

The onset of sciatica symptoms can be sudden, or may develop gradually.

The pain may be intermittent or continuous. Certain activities, such as bending, coughing, sneezing, or sitting, may worsen the pain.

Call or visit us online to schedule a consultation. Dr. McMonigle will collect as much information as possible during a physical examination to determine what form of sciatica treatment is appropriate for you.

Why Choose Us for Lower Back Pain Treatment in Greenlawn?


Most acute or short-term lower back pain is mechanical in nature, meaning there is a disruption in the way the components of the back, which are the spine, muscle, intervertebral discs, and nerves, fit together and move.

Dr. McMonigle works with both types of lower back pain, acute and chronic, to determine if there is a medically serious underlying cause or an easily identifiable cause.

These are a few reasons why Greenlawn patients choose us for lower back pain treatment:

  • A philosophy of quality, personalized care by our entire medical group
  • World-class modern neurology
  • Best neurologist in New York
  • New state-of-the-art medical and testing facility
  • Dr. McMonigle is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurologists
  • An active member of the American Academy of Neurology

Call McMonigle Neurology Associates today to schedule an appointment if you are suffering lower back pain and are ready to experience a better kind of care.