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Treatments for Low Back Pain and Sciatica

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Treatments for Low Back Pain and Sciatica

The goals of treatment are to ease pain and improve function. Most people get better, but some go on to have chronic low back pain.

Skeleton and Nerves.

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Treatment will involve:


  • Acute low back pain. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/acute-low-back-pain.
  • Chronic low back pain. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/chronic-low-back-pain.
  • Low back pain. Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/low-back-pain.
  • Sciatica. Cleveland Clinic website. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12792-sciatica.
  • Sciatica. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/sciatica.


  • James Cornell, MD
Last Updated:

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.