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Sciatica is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. It controls muscles in the back of your knee and lower leg and provides feeling to the back of your thigh, part of your lower leg and the sole of your foot. When you have sciatica, you have pain, weakness, numbness or tingling. It can start in the lower back and extend down your leg to your calf, foot, or even your toes. It's usually on only one side of your body.
NSAIDs are effective for short-term relief of low-back pain

NSAIDs are effective for short-term relief of low-back pain

Pain treatment in the field: Good for soldiers' comfort and better for rebuilding troop strength

Pain treatment in the field: Good for soldiers' comfort and better for rebuilding troop strength

New non-addictive pain-killers

New non-addictive pain-killers

New guidelines for treating low-back pain

New guidelines for treating low-back pain

Surgery best for degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis

Surgery best for degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis

Back surgery or grin and bear it?

Back surgery or grin and bear it?

Not much to choose between surgery and exercise for back pain

Not much to choose between surgery and exercise for back pain

Novel research points to promising relief target for chronic pain

Novel research points to promising relief target for chronic pain

Use of traction to help treat low back pain has no benefit

Use of traction to help treat low back pain has no benefit

Venom of marine cone snails may provide an improved treatment for neuropathic pain associated with diabetes

Venom of marine cone snails may provide an improved treatment for neuropathic pain associated with diabetes

Acupuncture to reduce back pain in pregnancy

Acupuncture to reduce back pain in pregnancy