Sciatica describes symptoms of leg pain and possible tingling, numbness, or weakness that travels from the lower back down the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg, often as a result of a pinched nerve from a herniated disc or other conditions like degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis. Sciatica symptoms may be treated with heat/ice, over-the-counter or prescription medications, epidural steroid injections, acupuncture, massage therapy, manual manipulation, physical therapy or exercise, or require surgery for severe pain that has not responded to non-surgical care.
- Sciatica Health Center – Spine-health.com
- What You Need to Know about Sciatica – Spine-health.com article
- Sciatica Video – Spine-health.com
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