Back pain, especially lower back pain (LBP), is widespread. Almost everyone will experience back pain as an acute episode or chronic condition during their lifetimes. In fact, up to 23% of adults worldwide have chronic low back pain.
While back pain makes everyday tasks more challenging, certain activities can help relieve back pain, including exercise. If you suffer from chronic back pain, pain that has lasted for 12 weeks or more, it’s best to consult with a medical professional before attempting any new exercise.
Sciatica pain can feel like an all-consuming problem. The pain cuts right through the middle of you, making it hard to ignore. Despite the pain it causes, sciatica is a symptom of a deeper issue in your spine. Since sciatica occurs when something pinches or compresses the sciatic nerve, sciatica treatment often focuses on what causes that problem. In many instances, another spinal condition is the root cause of sciatica.
Treatment options are diverse and vary from sciatica treatments at home to non-invasive injections or surgical interventions. Here are nine treatment options for sciatica, including non-surgical and surgical methods.
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