Sciatica: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Exercise regularly
  • Practice proper lifting techniques
  • Avoid cigarette and alcohol
  • Use good postures when sitting, sleeping and standing
  • Avoid sitting for longer periods
  • Keep wallet in front pocket

Watch Out

  • Back pain which is different from general back pain
  • Numbness and tingling of feet or legs

When to See Doctor

Consult your doctor if you have
  • Numbness in your bottom, lower back and leg
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Feeling of weakness in your leg and foot

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