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How Long Does Sciatica Last?

Learn about how your sciatica symptoms can become chronic, and common treatments and tips to help prevent your sciatica from recurring or flaring.

Medical illustration of the torso and upper legs. The sciatic nerve is highlighted in red Read More

6 Signs of Spinal Stenosis

Learn about how the narrowing of the bony openings in your spine due to stenosis can cause symptoms and signs in your arms and legs, and when these symptoms may indicate a medical emergency.

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3 Simple Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

Relieve sciatica pain and prevent future flare-ups by stretching and strengthening your lower back, abdominal, and thigh muscles with these 3 simple exercises.

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Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

Pain arising from spinal abnormalities are typically caused by a pinched nerve or a degenerating disc. Getting the correct diagnosis is key to finding a solution.

Superior, posterior view of a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Read More

Could Your Foot Pain Be Caused by a Problem in Your Spine?

Learn about the common causes of foot pain, including when it's caused by a problem in your lumbar spine, and pointers to help you understand the origin of your foot pain.

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Why Surgery for Sciatica Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Surgery may be advocated to treat sciatica when nonsurgical treatments have failed to provide relief or the neurological symptoms continue to progress.

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