Sciatica

Sciatica facts

  • Sciatica is nerve pain from irritation of the sciatic nerve.
  • The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.
  • Sciatica pain is typically felt from the low back to behind the thigh and radiating down below the knee.
  • Treatments for sciatica depend on the underlying cause and the severity of the pain. Continue Reading

Sciatica Treatment

Epidural Cortisone Injections for Sciatica From Herniated Disc...Beneficial?

A majority of patients with sciatica from disc herniation have resolution of their pain with various conservative measures, including antiinflammatory and muscle-relaxant medications, exercises, physical therapy, and time. However, some 10%-15% of affected patients require surgical procedures to relieve the pain.

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Reviewed on 2/10/2016
Sciatica Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

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