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Sciatic

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Patrick Woodward has information on lower back pain or sciatica.

Lower back pain is usually a consequence of overly stressed back muscles and weaker abdominal muscles unable to help support the torso.

Dr. Woodward is seeing it more, particularly from people who sit for a long time, for instance like a long car ride from vacation.   

Treatment begins with ample application of heat and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen or aleve.  Maintain a low level of activity so the back does not stiffen up but not so much as to worsen the problem.

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