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Harvard Medical School Guide: Finding Relief for Sciatica
If you love old W.C. Fields movies,you may remember him exclaiming “Suffering sciatica!” more than once, after falling on his backside. Or you may have heard relatives or friends talk about how “my sciatica is acting up,” usually while holding their lower back and making a face. What exactly is sciatica, and what can you do if you have it?