October 27, 2022
I was recently diagnosed with sciatica. What causes it? I have tried numerous medications without any relief. What are some other alternatives for treatment? Will physical therapy help?
Sciatica is often caused when a herniated disc or overgrowth of bone (bone spurs) in the lower back puts pressure on a nerve. You might hear this called a “pinched nerve.”
This results in inflammation and pain that can travel from the lower back through the hips, buttocks, and even down the leg. The pain can vary from a mild ache to sharp or burning. It might even feel like an elec...