All Sciatica Articles

Sciatica in Winter: Does Cold Weather Make Back and Leg Symptoms Worse?

Do cold temperatures really make your sciatica worse? Richard D. Guyer, MD explains.

Sciatica: Symptoms and Possible Causes

Learn about sciatica symptoms so you know how to recognize it in this expert-written article.

Facts and FAQs About Sciatica, Low Back and Leg Pain

Sciatica is defined as a severe pain in a leg along the course of the sciatic nerve. The pain is felt in the back of the leg running from the buttock down the back of the thigh into the calf and foot.

What You Need to Know About Sciatica Now

Sciatica pain is bad—there’s no way around that—but is it really that common? Are nonsurgical treatments really effective against such debilitating pain? Does your job play a role in whether you’ll develop sciatica?

Alternative Treatments for Sciatica: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Biofeedback, and Yoga

Alternative treatments for sciatica include acupuncture, biofeedback, and yoga. Find out which treatments are an option for you.

Sciatica Causes Olivia Newton-John to Postpone Performances

Olivia Newton-John suffers with sciatica causing her to postpone performances. Sciatica's hallmark symptoms include back and leg pain.

Pregnancy, Back Pain and Sciatica

Back pain and sciatica during pregnancy: what can you do about it? Advice from SpineUniverse on preventing and treating sciatica when you're pregnant.

Exercises for Sciatica Caused by Spinal Stenosis

To learn easy back stretches to help with sciatica caused by spinal stenosis, watch this video series.

Why Is Sciatica So Painful?

A question patients often ask is, “Why is sciatica so painful?” They often believe there’s something unique about sciatica versus other types of spinal nerve pain.

Piriformis Syndrome

Learn more about piriformis syndrome, including its symptoms and how to treat it, in this article.

6 Leading Causes of Sciatica

From a spine surgeon: what are the most common causes of sciatica? And more specifically: what's causing your sciatic nerve pain?

Ergonomics and Sciatica

These simple ergonomic tips can help you get through the workweek and help you manage your sciatica.

Sciatica Relief: Epidural Steroid Injection or Oral Steroids?

Sciatica is a term describing lower back and leg pain related to nerve compression. Is an epidural steroid injection or an oral steroid worth consideration?

Sciatica and Radicular (Nerve Related) Back and Leg Pain

Only your doctor can tell for sure if your symptoms are sciatica. There are many other structures in the spine that can cause similar types of pain.

New Technologies for Treating Sciatica and Back Pain

Radiofrequency Discal procedures, along with pain-relieving devices and spinal pumps are among the new technologies used to ease back pain and sciatica that is caused by disc problems.
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