Tag: Sciatica

1. Early physical therapy (EPT) was more effective than usual care alone for reducing disability, back pain, and fear-avoidance beliefs at 4 weeks. Benefits in the former two extended with some attenuation to 1 year. 2. While health care use and missed work were similar between groups, patient-reported success was...
1. Early physical therapy (EPT) was more effective than usual care alone for reducing disability, back pain, and fear-avoidance beliefs at 4 weeks. Benefits in the former two extended with some attenuation to 1 year. 2. While health care use and missed work were similar between groups, patient-reported success was...
1. In this randomized controlled study of acute lumbar radiculopathy, oral prednisone improved function at weeks 3 and 52 when compared to placebo. 2. In this randomized controlled study, there was no difference between oral prednisone and placebo in improvement of below the waist pain at weeks 3 or 52...

Patient Basics: Sciatica

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Sciatica describes persistent pain felt along the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the lower back, down through the buttock and into the lower leg. It is the longest nerve in the body. Pain results when this nerve is compressed or injured. It most...