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Yoga for Sciatica and Lower Back Pain: 4 Effective Poses for Relief

Although some sciatica sufferers require surgery to achieve lasting pain relief, others see success with more conservative nonsurgical treatment options. In up to 85 percent of patients1, symptoms may resolve with nonsurgical treatments, in...
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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Lumbar Herniated Discs

Physical therapy plays a critical role in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) for countless individuals, often producing excellent results without the need for surgical intervention. In fact, research1 has shown that referral from...
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Different Approaches to Lumbar Discectomy Surgery

Discectomy surgery has been considered the surgical gold standard for relieving sciatica symptoms resulting from a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, in cases when conservative treatment doesn’t work. Research reveals that 84 percent1 of l...
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When Should You See a Doctor for Sciatica Pain Relief?

One day, you’re a strong, active person in good shape and good health. Then, just like that, you’re completely down for the count due to disabling pain shooting from your lower back, down your leg, and into your ankle and foot. The culprit?...
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What Are the Signs of a Herniated Disc in the Lower Back?

Struggling with pain that radiates down your leg and into your foot and ankle? If so, you may be experiencing nerve irritation or sciatica resulting from a lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Whether it’s the result of a degenerative change or a ...
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Diego’s Story: How He Maintained Athleticism Following Discectomy Surgery

Meet Diego, a dedicated athlete who spends his days mountain climbing, running, and maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.
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Pain on the Outer Side of Your Foot: Could It Signal a Spine Problem?

Are you struggling with recurring pain on the outer side of your foot? While this may come as a surprise, pain on the outer side of the foot may actually signal a spinal problem resulting in painful compression of the sciatic nerve.
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Spine Surgery Innovations: What You Need to Know About New Technology

Medical technology is forever evolving. Modern innovations and technological advancements are transforming the healthcare industry, introducing new, more effective ways of treating patients and performing procedures—and spine surgery is no ...
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Surgery for Sciatica: Which Procedure Is Right for You?

Each year, approximately 1-2 percent of people1 between the ages of 30-50 experience sciatica, or pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve from the lower back down each leg. While any spinal condition that compresses nerves in the lower b...
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6 Qualifications to Look for in a Spine Surgeon

When you have a condition that may require spine surgery, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. The most important of those considerations is the spine surgeon you entrust to perform the operation.
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