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Prescription pill bottle Pills or muscle relaxers can’t correct the nerve compression caused by a bulging disc. Sciatica is a distracting pain that begins in the lower back and extends down the back of one or both legs.
(More Questions About Sciatica and Leg Pain) By Dean Moyer Author of Rebuild Your Back
Updated by: Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M.
For most instances of sciatica pain , a specific, controlled, progressive exercise program that is tailored around the underlying cause of the sciatic pain will be part of the recommended treatment program.