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Dealing With Sciatica

While many people think that sciatica is a disease, the name actually refers to a set of symptoms: pain in the lower back and buttocks, and pain, numbness or weakness in the leg or foot. These symptoms usually occur on only one side of the body. People with sciatica may also feel a tingling, “pins […]

Back Pain Sufferers May Want to Skip the MRI

U.S. researchers are claiming that patients who receive steroid injections for back pain may not need the significantly expensive MRI scan before treatment. Steroid injects are one of the most common treatments for serious back pain, but at around $1,500 they may be an unnecessary cost in cash-strapped economic times. This study, which comes from […]