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Sciatica Symptoms and Treatment

Sciatica Symptoms 

Sciatica  refers to pain, weakness, numbness or tingling that originates in the sciatic nerve and extends from the lower back to the buttocks and down the back of the legs. The pain can be mild or severe and is usually caused by a herniated disk, spinal stenosis or a spinal fracture

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Sciatica Treatment 

Wake Forest Baptist spine specialists most often treat sciatica with nonsurgical therapeutic methods like heat or ice packs or over-the-counter pain relievers. They may also recommend that you avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise temporarily to decrease pain and inflammation. Injections and/or physical therapy may also be used depending on the intensity of your pain. 

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