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What’s Causing My Sciatica, and How Can I Get Sciatica Relief?

Posted by John Hudson, MD, PhD on Dec 18, 2018 8:39:00 AM

If you have stabbing, shooting spine pain that runs down one side of your lower body, and a feeling of burning or tingling, you may have sciatica. Sciatica is a type of spine pain that typically gets worse when you remain in one position for a long time, and even when you cough or sneeze. It also can make your leg(s) feel numb or weak. In my experience as a neurosurgeon, about half of people will experience mild sciatica at some point in their life — usually after age 30. Most will get sciatica relief within six weeks with self-care treatments such as over-the-counter pain medicines, light exercise, and ice and heat.

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