What To Do for Sciatica in my Leg

Photo: John Ragal There are multiple causes of sciatica or back pain that radiates down the leg(s). The most serious cause of sciatica is when a nerve root in the spine is being pinched by a bulging disc or by arthritis-type changes in the spine itself. Not only can this cause shooting pain into the leg(s) but also weakness in the …

Back Pain Prevention: Avoid Twisting

Never twist your body when holding something. It is common for me to ask a patient with low back pain how he hurt his back and he responds that he was holding a heavy box and twisted his back. This is one common way to cause a disc in the low back (lumbar spine) to …