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What Is Sciatica And How Is It Treated?

What Is Sciatica And How Is It Treated?

Sciatica is a painful condition caused by a pinched nerve in your lower back. Although the pinched nerve is on either side of the spine, the most painful part is in your legs, where the nerves run. Sometimes, the pain isn’t severe at all, but often, experts say, it’s unbearable.

Sciatica is most often caused by a herniated disk. A herniated disk happens when a disk tears or cracks and then protrudes into the spinal canal. That can pinch the sciatic nerve. For most people, the pain will last about six weeks, but for others, it lasts longer.

How is Sciatica Treated?

Lucky for you, there are several ways to alleviate the pain:

Surgery is often used as a last-resort for sciatica, but the most important thing you can do is talk to your doctor if you think you might be suffering from the condition.

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