Your spine is subjected to immense wear and tear over your lifetime. Fortunately, it comes with its own inbuilt shock absorption system—one that’s designed to counter the forces placed on it by the motion involved in day-to-day life, as well as physical exercise and (often improper) body mechanics. This shock
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Chances are you’ve heard the term “sciatica” used broadly to describe low-back pain.
In many cases, the term is a misnomer. Sciatica originates in the nerves and other structures of the lower back, but a number of other, non-spinal conditions can produce the buttock and leg pain that characterize sciatica.
It’s a battle cry those struggling with arthritis hear on a daily basis: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can ease your pain. But, if ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) and naproxen (Aleve®, Naprosyn®) and other NSAIDs have offered little to no relief, you may think the next natural step is a prescription narcotic