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 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.