Sciatica Blog Posts

How a Lumbar Herniated Disc Causes Sciatica

Sciatica Radiating Pain
The sciatic nerve roots in your lower back can be affected by a herniated disc. Each affected nerve root sends pain into a different part of the leg. Read on to learn more about sciatica caused by a herniated disc and useful tips to prevent your symptoms.

You Have Options for Degenerative Disc Pain

Degenerative Disc
Pain from degenerative disc disease can be debilitating, but you have options. Exercise, over-the-counter pain medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery are all valid ways to control degenerative disc disease pain.

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy
For many people, having a clear understanding of the anatomical structures of the spine and how they can cause pain will help you have a better discussion with your doctor.

Is Piriformis Syndrome the Same Thing as Sciatica?

Doctor and patient having a discussion in an office.
Both piriformis syndrome and sciatica can cause back pain that travels down your leg. But their causes, typical symptoms, and treatment options differ widely. Learn more about how you can differentiate between these two lower back problems.

3 Pointers for Traveling With Sciatica

traveling with sciatica
Traveling with sciatica can cause your symptoms to aggravate or flare, making your overall experience less exciting. Here are 3 helpful tips to control or minimize your sciatica pain during your next long trip.

Epidural Steroid Injections vs. Exercise for Sciatic Pain Relief

Doctor consulting a senior female patient
Exercise is often advised for treating sciatica pain in the short term and to prevent future recurrences. But some doctors may also recommend epidural steroid injections for your sciatica. Which treatment is a better option? Here’s a comparison.

5 Tips to Relieve Sciatica Pain

Lower body showing sciatic nerve
Learn 5 tips that you may have not heard about before that may contribute to relieving your sciatica pain.

4 Commonly Overlooked Sciatica Remedies

Woman applying a hot pack to her upper back
If you have tried the common sciatica treatments and if your symptoms continue to bother you, try these 4 overlooked and effective remedies to relieve your sciatica pain.

6 Tips to Have a Productive Doctor’s Visit if You Have Sciatica

doctor's visit for sciatica
The information, details, and facts that you describe to a doctor about your sciatica plays an important role in making an accurate diagnosis. Use these 6 helpful tips to communicate your symptoms more effectively during your visit to the doctor.

2 Sciatica Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

sciatica medical emergency
There are rare sciatica-related symptoms that may indicate a severe injury to your spinal nerve roots and/or your spinal cord. Read on to learn about two such symptoms that require immediate medical attention.