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Sciatica Causes

Explore the underlying causes of sciatica and detailed insights into its origins and risk factors.

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Stretching for Back Pain Relief

Stretching the soft tissues in the back, neck, and hips can help relieve back pain. This article contains helpful descriptions of common stretches.

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All About Degenerative Scoliosis

Learn about adult scoliosis, or degenerative scoliosis, including what causes it and a full range of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.

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Lumbar Herniated Disc Video

A herniated disc in the lumbar spine can put pressure on spinal nerve roots, causing pain in the lower back or legs.

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Sciatica Causes and Symptoms Video

Sciatica is leg pain caused by a problem in the low back. Watch an animated video that details the causes and symptoms of sciatica.

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Cervical Spinal Stenosis Video

Learn about cervical stenosis and its symptoms, causes and treatment options in this interactive cervical spinal stenosis video.

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Sciatica Treatment Video

Sciatica treatments will vary depending on whether the pain is in its early stages or if it is chronic.

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