The treatment and management of low back pain and sciatica involves lifestyle changes and may include medication, surgery, or other treatments. Most patients recover, but some develop chronic back pain.
Treatment aims to decrease pain and improve functioning.
Treatment involves the following:
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Last reviewed September 2012 by Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 09/26/2012