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SciaticaWork Injuries

Spinal Manipulation as Effective as Surgery for Majority of Sciatica Patients

The pain condition sciatica is triggered when an injury or misalignment of the spine interferes with the nerves that run from the lower back down each leg. Often this interference is caused by a herniated disc. Patients suffering from sciatica… Continue Reading…

SciaticaWork Injuries

Drugs Ineffective for Sciatica Relief

The efficacy of common drugs for sciatica treatment has been called into question in a recent  literature review. Although there are consistent guidelines for prescribing medication for low-back pain, “this is not the case for sciatica.” To address this lack… Continue Reading…

SciaticaWork Injuries

Physiotherapy Eases Sciatica

According to analysis of a recent study, physical therapy sessions provide both immediate and long-term relief for patients with sciatica. The research involved 165 patients with moderate or severe sciatic pain. They participated in physical therapy sessions for three months.… Continue Reading…

SciaticaWork Injuries

Exercise could help sciatica patients avoid surgery

Studies on the efficacy of surgery for sciatica have produced conflicting results. An estimated 5-10% of patients that undergo microdiscectomy suffer from recurrent disc herniation after the operation. For patients undergoing another common sciatica surgery, lumbar laminectomy, 20-30% do not… Continue Reading…

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