When you're dealing with sciatica (or radiculopathy or leg pain) caused by lumbar degenerative disc disease, you probably don't want to exercise. But doing simple stretches and exercises will help relieve your pain. Watch this video series to learn stretches that may help lessen your pain and other symptoms.
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?
The goal of using medications, which may include an epidural steroid injection to address sciatic nerve pain is to provide pain relief. Learn about treatments your doctor may include with your treatment plan.