Sciatica refers to leg pain from the back down the back of the leg and to the ankle from an irritation of the sciatic nerve. Causes of Sciatica vary and can include problems with muscles, joints and discs. Sciatica can begin suddenly and symptoms may come and go or be constant.
The best current evidence suggests that some treatments may not be useful in the management of back pain and sciatica. These include:
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