February 1st, 2012

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Pain from sciatica can range from mild to intense

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had sciatica on-and-off for weeks, but for the past few days it has been so bad that I'm uncomfortable all of the time. It feels best when walking, but when I stop or sit down the pain is almost unbearable…ANSWER: Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back to the buttock and down the back of each leg. Randy Shelerud, M.D., Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Chicago Tribune, 01/31/2012

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