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Answered 2010-10-19 16:28:47

Sciatica is usually caused by a back condition such as a slipped disk, which pinches the nerve.

A friend of mine sees a chiropractor who pops her back into place. (I wouldn't recommend trying this on your own, you will likely only worsen the problem.)

Avoiding heavy lifting is a good plan, too. Or if you must lift, know how to do it properly.

Arthritis medication can help by alleviating the pressure to the nerve. However, it is a good idea to see your doctor before treating any conditions on your own.

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