The Single Strategy To Use For Sciatica – NHS

The Single Strategy To Use For Sciatica – NHS

Sciatica is discomfort that starts in your lower back and shoots down through your legs and often into your feet. It occurs when something in your body– perhaps a herniated disk or bone spur compresses your sciatic nerve. Some people experience sharp, extreme discomfort, and others get tingling, weakness, and pins and needles in their legs.

Many people with sciatica don’t end up requiring surgical treatment, and about half improve within 6 weeks with just rest and medication. So what do you need to do after your medical professional makes a medical diagnosis of sciatica? Many people with sciatica get…

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Relying solely on doctors and drugs to cure your back pain and not addressing the underlying problems will more than likely put you right back in the ‘office. Too many people expect surgery to cure the back pain and then they can go back living their normal lives. Many times the causes of the back pain is their lifestyle. Not dealing with these causes only leads to more problems.

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