sciatica

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on sciatica...

Epidural Injections for Back Pain and Sciatica

Epidural injections, though widely used for low back pain and sciatica, have limited benefits along with a significant likelihood of doing harm.
Research deepens questions about low back mri

Research deepens questions about low back mri

Researchers reviewed records of 1,000 MRI's taken of patients with low back pain and found that more than half were prescribed inappropriately.
MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica

MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica

Dutch researchers took MRI's of people with sciatica and compared them with MRI's taken one year later. Patients who had had surgery were less likely to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean?

Sciatica, Part 2: Not All Sciatica is Alike. Don’t Overlook This Important Clue

There are two basic types of sciatic nerve pain. Discover the difference, and you'll be better prepared to help your doctor get to the root of your problem.

Sciatica, Part 1: How Your Body’s Brilliant Design Keeps You Free of Sciatic Pain Almost All the Time

Patients often ask me why they have sciatic pain or another problem. First things first -- you can't understand why you have pain until you appreciate how your body effortlessly keeps you out of pain nearly all the time.

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