PainRelief.com Interview with:
Researcher, PHD Student
University of Sydney
PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Sciatica is a common condition caused by lumbar nerve root compression and/or inflammation, usually due to a herniated disc. Non-surgical treatments, such as exercise, are recommended as the first step, with pharmacological and interventional options available if needed.
Surgery, specifically discectomy, is a common treatment for sciatica but evidence supporting its effectiveness is uncertain.