Sciatica Blog Posts

Understanding Piriformis Syndrome

Our video walk-through explains how piriformis syndrome may be provoking the pain along your sciatic nerve.

3 Simple Tips to Relieve Sciatic Pain from a Lumbar Herniated Disc

Steroid injections, mental pain control techniques, and pain medication can help to alleviate sciatic pain from a lumbar herniated disc.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sciatica?

Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of sciatica with our latest quiz.

3 Hamstring Stretches to Relieve Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain

These three hamstring stretches may help relieve the radiating sciatic pain that can be caused by a lumbar herniated disc.

First-Aid for Your Severe Sciatica Flare-Ups

Painful sciatica symptoms can make it difficult to get through the day. Learn a few simple first-aid options that can help alleviate sciatic nerve pain.

What Is Your Sciatic Nerve and Why Does It Hurt So Much?

The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. Pain, numbness, or weakness along the sciatic nerve is called sciatica.

How a Lumbar Herniated Disc Causes Sciatica

When the gel-like interior of a lumbar disc herniates, the inflammatory proteins can aggravate your sciatic nerve roots.

Anatomy of the Sciatic Nerve

The sciatic nerve travels from the low back to the legs and feet. Many conditions in the low back can irritate this nerve and cause pain known as sciatica.

5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

Many types of low back pain are rooted in the motion of the spine. Learn why certain types of motion cause pain in the spine to find a solution for your low back woes.

Why Flip-Flops Are Bad for Your Sciatica

Are sciatica symptoms causing you trouble? The problem may be with your summertime footwear.