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How common is sciatica?

If you have the pain of sciatica, you're not alone. It's fairly common, in fact. Approximately five percent of people with back pain have sciatica.

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How does sciatica affect the body?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Sciatica is a symptom that usually occurs due to nerve root compression in your lower spine. The com...
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What is sciatica?
Gerald M. SilvermanGerald M. Silverman
The most common example of radiating pain (pain that travels along the entire course of a nerve,...
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Is it safe to run if I have sciatica?
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Exercising with sciatica can be beneficial, but may pose certain risks, especially for patients who ...
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Can sciatica caused by spine problems reoccur multiple times?
Brian YeeBrian Yee
Yes. The thing that most people do not consider is that nerve tissue is just as much a connective ti...
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