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Treatments for Low Back Pain and Sciatica

The treatment and management of low back pain and sciatica involves lifestyle changes and may include medication, surgery, or other treatments. Most patients recover, but some develop chronic back pain.

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Treatment aims to decrease pain and improve functioning.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgery and minimally invasive proceduresAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments

Revision Information

  • Pain. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: Updated November 3, 2015. Accessed December 16, 2015.

  • Sciatica. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated November 19, 2015. Accessed December 16, 2015.

  • Searle A, Spink M, Ho A, et al. Exercise interventions for the treatment of chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clin Rehabil. 2015;29(12):1155-67.

  • van Vilsteren M, van Oostrom SH, de Vet HC, et al. Workplace interventions to prevent work disability in workers on sick leave. Cochrane Databse Syst Rev. 2015;(10):CD006955.

  • Yamato TP, Maher CG, Saragiotto BT, et al. Pilates for low back pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;(7):CD010265.

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