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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.

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 Surgery

One of the most common surgeries to relieve sciatica caused by a herniated disc is a discectomy. Dr. Vaccaro explains that this can be done with a minimally invasive procedure.

Video Series: Exercises for Sciatica (Caused by Degenerative Disc Disease)

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.

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?

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?

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.

4 Strange Sciatica Causes

If you experience the pain of sciatica, odds are you’ll never forget it. Learn about four of the lesser-known ways you might be putting yourself at risk.

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.

Ergonomics and Sciatica

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

Drugs, Medications, and Spinal Injections to Relieve 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.

Surgery for Sciatica

Most patients with sciatica respond well to nonsurgical treatments. However, there are situations when you may need to go ahead with spine surgery.

Sciatica and Radicular (Nerve Related) Back and Leg Pain

Do you have lower back pain that runs down into your thigh or beyond the knee into one leg? Your doctor may diagnose your symptoms as “sciatica”.

Sciatica: Treatment and Recovery

Sciatica is a painful symptom indicating compression of the sciatic nerve. Learn how this condition can be treated without spine surgery.

Sciatica: Symptoms and Possible Causes

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