The Science of Sciatica Pain

The Science of Sciatica Pain

If you’ve ever experienced sciatica, you know that the pain and discomfort can be relentless. Caused by compression or irritation of nerves connected to the spine, sciatica can lead to pain, numbing, and general weakness in the lower back, buttocks, hips, and legs. In the most recent issue of Chicago Health magazine, John Prunskis, MD, of the Illinois Pain Institute helps break down the basics of sciatica—how it happens, how it’s treated, and what you can do to prevent it.

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