Are you susceptible to sciatica?
What you need to know about this debilitating condition
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HEALTH Nervous system
Sciatica is a health condition characterized by a sharp pain shooting down the leg from the lower back. An often debilitating complaint and a cause of genuine distress, the pain associated with sciatica can be severe. It's caused when the sciatic nerve is irritated, and can last for up to six weeks before dissipating. So, what are the symptoms of sciatica, how is it treated, and what can you do to prevent it?
Browse the following gallery and find out if you're susceptible to sciatica, and how you can limit the risk factors.
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