When homeworking versus the office isn ’ t a straightforward choice
UNISON’s annual equalities survey found that most UNISON members continued working during the pandemic with 45% working from their usual workplace and 40% from home. For those working from home, over 6 in 10 members felt there were no risks to their health, safety and wellbeing. As one member said: “I’d like to continue working from home as much as possible, I have zero desire to ever go back into an office again.” Many members felt more productive working from home, including one person who summarised: “I get more done without all the distractions of being in a noisy, open-plan office.”...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article Covid-19 women working from home Source Type: news

Microdiscectomy Versus Nonsurgical Care in Sciatica
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - August 21, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica
Title: Degenerative Disc Disease and SciaticaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/4/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/14/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

An enhanced whole-body vibration emission index for railway vehicles - Riesco E, Munoz-Guijosa JM.
Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a concept that is gaining importance in the railway sector. Occupational disorders, such as back pain and sciatica, frequently cause sick leave and have resulted in lawsuits against employers. Railway operators require a clear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections Provide Little Relief for Sciatica Epidural Corticosteroid Injections Provide Little Relief for Sciatica
Epidural corticosteroid injections provide limited, clinically unimportant relief of lumbosacral radicular pain (sciatica), according to an updated Cochrane review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What Works Best to Ease the Pain of Sciatica?
Title: What Works Best to Ease the Pain of Sciatica?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 19, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Surgery Cuts Chronic Sciatica Pain vs Conservative Treatment Surgery Cuts Chronic Sciatica Pain vs Conservative Treatment
Surgery is superior to conservative treatment for chronic sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Surgery Superior to Nonoperative Care for Persistent Sciatica
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 -- Microdiscectomy is superior to nonsurgical care with respect to pain intensity in patients with sciatica lasting more than four months and caused by lumbar disc herniation, according to a study published in the March 19... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Works Best to Ease the Pain of Sciatica?
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 -- Surgery can cut pain intensity by more than half among patients struggling with long-term sciatica, researchers report. " Sciatica is the symptom of pain that radiates down the leg and is caused by compression of a nerve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sciatica Exercises
Title: Sciatica ExercisesCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

SPA DOCTOR: Sciatica sorted by a Balinese massage 
SPA DOCTOR: Sciatica is a pain in the backside at the best of times. Balinese massage is far gentler than other Asian styles, such as Thai, Japanese Shiatsu and Chinese Tui Na. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sciatica Common, Tied to Other Conditions in Older U.S. Adults Sciatica Common, Tied to Other Conditions in Older U.S. Adults
One in four older Americans has experienced the sharp, sometimes disabling, pain of sciatica, and these older adults are more prone to have other illnesses and lowered quality of life, a new U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Sciatica common, tied to other conditions in older U.S. adults
(Reuters Health) - One in four older Americans has experienced the sharp, sometimes disabling, pain of sciatica, and these older adults are more prone to have other illnesses and lowered quality of life, a new U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Improve Leg Pain in Chronic Discogenic Sciatica Acupuncture May Improve Leg Pain in Chronic Discogenic Sciatica
Acupuncture can relieve leg pain in patients with chronic discogenic sciatica, a small sham-controlled trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Patient and Surgeon Expectations of Surgery for Sciatica Patient and Surgeon Expectations of Surgery for Sciatica
When it comes to expectations regarding surgery for sciatica, how do the perspectives of patients and surgeons differ?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Butt pain during pregnancy: Everything you need to know
Feeling pain in the buttocks is common during pregnancy. Often, it is due to extra pressure from the growing uterus, which can cause sciatica or hemorrhoids. Here, learn about these and other sources of butt pain during pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause lower back pain?
Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina syndrome. Learn more about lower back pain here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Intrinsic Therapeutics raises $52m for Barricaid annulus seal
Intrinsic Therapeutics said today that it raised $52 million in a new round of equity financing to support the U.S. commercialization of its Barricaid annulus seal. The Boston-based company’s Barricaid implant is a polymeric mesh that is designed to sit at the posterior intervertebral disc space and is connected to a metal anchor that is attached to the vertebral body. The device is intended as an adjunct for lumbar limited discectomy to replace missing or damaged parts of the annulus to prevent re-herniation, disc collapse, the return of sciatica and potentially to help stave off low back pain. Intrinsic Therapeutic...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Spinal Wall Street Beat Intrinsic Therapeutics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy
During pregnancy, the uterus can put extra pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica pain in the low back and legs. In this article, we look at how to relieve sciatica using stretches, exercise, massage, and other methods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Intrinsic Therapeutics wins PMA for Barricaid spinal implant despite safety concerns
Intrinsic Therapeutics has won FDA premarket approval for its Barricaid anular closure device intended for preventing reherniation, according to a recent FDA posting. The approval comes despite the fact that the prosthesis, which is designed for partial anulus replacement in patients with herniated discs, received a 5-8 advisory panel against recommending approval in December 2017. The Barricaid implant is a polymeric mesh that is designed to sit at the posterior intervertebral disc space and is connected to a metal anchor that is attached to the vertebral body. The device is intended an adjunct for lumbar limited discecto...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Intrinsic Therapeutics Source Type: news

Pulse radiofrequency therapy may ease back pain, sciatica
A new minimally invasive surgery that sends pulses of energy to nerve roots near the spine could bring relief to people with acute lower back pain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Virginia University first to launch clinical trial utilizing non-opioid micropellet
(West Virginia University Hospitals) As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) at West Virginia University today (Nov. 15, 2018) marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of an injectable non-opioid, non-steroid micropellet to treat sciatica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surprising Research on Cannabis
Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
Source: Psych Central - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain
A comparison of the anticonvulsants gabapentin and pregabalin suggests gabapentin may be superior for pain reduction in chronic sciatica. But at least one expert has concerns about this conclusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- For patients with chronic sciatica (CS), gabapentin (GBP) is superior to pregabalin (PGB), with fewer and less severe adverse events (AEs), according to a study published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Neurology. Kelvin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Homeopathic remedies for sciatic nerve pain
(Natural News) Living with sciatica, also known as sciatic nerve pain, can be an uncomfortable and frustrating experience. Like other types of nerve pain, the condition causes a painful sensation that, in bad cases, can be debilitating. Considering the potential side effects of pain medication, homeopathic remedies could be the best source of relief for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK DR ELLIE CANNON: Pain pills got rid of my sciatica... but they've given me headaches
This week Dr ELLIE CANNON hears from someone who was prescribed pregabalin for her sciatica but now suffers from chronic headaches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venture Heat Warms up Wearables with New FDA Nod
On Monday, Los Alamitos, CA-based Venture Heat said it had received FDA clearance for its Infrared Heat Therapy Pain Relief using Far infrared Rays (FIR). FIR heat therapy is a type of low-energy therapy that takes advantage of heat generated by waves of energy from the far end of the infrared spectrum. “It’s a lot easier for the consumer to use this particular design,” Eddie Chen, president of Venture Heat, told MD+DI. “Using the product is similar to using the compression wraps. We wanted it to be simple to use and mobile.” The wrap...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

'This ‘rack’ beat my backache... and helped me ditch crutches’: Exploring IDD Therapy
Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy is designed to treat people with sciatica, neck and lower back pain and the ubiquitous ‘slipped disc’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Degenerative Disc Disease & Sciatica
Title: Degenerative Disc Disease& SciaticaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/4/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Various Factors Affect Progress in Back-Related Leg Pain, Sciatica
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- In back-related leg pain and sciatica patients, belief in a long recovery and the number of other symptoms attributed to the pain are independently negatively associated with improvement, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neuroinflammation seen in spinal cord, nerve roots of patients with chronic sciatica
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found, for the first time in humans, that patients with chronic sciatica -- back pain that shoots down the leg -- have evidence of inflammation in key areas of the nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Am I being fobbed off with painkillers for my slipped disc?  
The pain you have is called sciatica, as it is the sciatic nerve, which exits the lower part of the spine, one branch to the left leg, the other to the right, that is impinged upon in this case. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can endometriosis cause leg pain?
Leg pain related to endometriosis may be more common than previously thought, affecting around 50 percent of people with endometriosis. It can also cause hip and back pain. The pain may be related to sciatica, as the growths can affect the sciatic nerve. Treatments include exercises, medications, and diet changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Back pain: Simple ways to save your spine from sciatica
ALMOST half of us are affected by sciatica at some point. Osteopath Oliver Eaton reveals what you can do about it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could sciatica be causing the pain in your buttocks?
A look at pain in the buttocks, a common complaint with many causes but often the result of sciatica. Included is detail on diagnosis and seeing a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Is Sciatic Pain Destroying Your Daily Life? Try out These 10 Foods to Fight Back
That terrible pain radiating down your leg or that intense, sharp, lower pain may be sciatica. Sciatic pain is a widespread condition that can indeed destroy your everyday life. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Spine Articles Source Type: news

Cannabis more effective than prescriptions: Seventy-year-old grandmother threw out all her pills, says smoking cannabis manages her ailments
(Natural News) Vancouver resident Carol Francey, 70, attributed cannabis use of more than five decades to her excellent health today. According to Francey, she smoked cannabis to alleviate various conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, and insomnia. Francey added that her previous medications used to affect her balance and slurred her speech. However, the use of various forms of cannabis proved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother believes cannabis is the secret to her health
Carol Francey, 70, from Vancouver, credits her marijuana habit for helping her to manage her arthritis, sciatica and insomnia, saying her medication used to slur her speech and affect her balance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA panel votes against recommending Intrinsic Therapeutics ’ Barricaid spinal prosthesis
An FDA advisory panel voted 5 to 8 against recommending approval for Intrinsic Therapeutics’s Barricaid prosthesis designed for partial annulus replacement in patients with herniated discs, according to a MedPage Today report. The negative recommendation came based on concerns over the safety of the device, including breakage rate and certain endplate lesions of unknown origin. The same panel voted 12 to 1 in favor of the device’s efficacy, according to the report. “There was a high rate of breakage of the device, a high rate of migration, and [there was] the unknown nature of [some endplate] lesions,&rdq...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Intrinsic Therapeutics Source Type: news

Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From 'Slipped' Disc
A new treatment that aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord appears effective at relieving chronic lower back pain and sciatica, a preliminary study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From'Slipped' Disc
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 -- A new treatment that aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord appears effective at relieving chronic lower back pain and sciatica, a preliminary study suggests. The minimally invasive procedure,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Paralyzed Reuters reporter tests SuitX ’ s Phoenix exoskeleton
A Reuters reporter who’s been paralyzed for 21 years recently got a chance to use SuitX’s experimental Phoenix mobility exoskeleton in a 2-week trial program, according to a new report. The suit, developed at the University of California, Berkeley, is being commercialized by SuitX which is headed by Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Lab director Homayoon Kazerooni. Reporter Andrei Khalip joined a 2 week program testing the device and despite a rocky start was able to use the system to walk under assistance, according to Reuters. During his involvement in the program, Khalip said he was able to increase hi...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Prosthetics suitx Source Type: news

Cannabis oil ends misery of a sciatica patient from Orkney
Brenda Davidson, 55, from Kirkwall, Orkney, was frequently reduced to tears by her condition, as strong painkillers proved ineffective. But she has been left virtually pain-free since taking cannabis oil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Recent Research is Saying About Sciatica Treatments
When an injury or other condition places internal pressure on the sciatic nerve, a large nerve which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg, it can result in tingling, weakness, numbness, discomfort, and even pain. Some patients may actually incur damage to the nerve itself, not just pressure, either from an injury like a pelvic fracture or slipped disk, or a foreign body like the growth of a tumor.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

Sciatica is the topic of a Rob Lowe-hosted " Success Files " ...
A new episode of the program will touch on the condition.(PRWeb October 13, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14797865.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lower back pain? THIS medication could be ineffective and cause side effects
LOWER back pain can be extremely debilitating - caused by everything from poor posture, slipped discs, sciatica and osteoporosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking and Biking May Lower Risk of Being Hospitalized With Sciatica Walking and Biking May Lower Risk of Being Hospitalized With Sciatica
Lifestyle factors like obesity and smoking are known to raise people ’ s risk of developing sciatica, but a new study finds that regular walking and biking may have an opposite, and just as powerful, effect.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Walking and biking tied to lower risk of hospitalization with sciatica
(This August 3rd story has been refiled to add dropped "of" to headline) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Walking and biking tied to lower risk hospitalization with sciatica
(Reuters Health) - Lifestyle factors like obesity and smoking are known to raise people ’s risk of developing sciatica, but a new study finds that regular walking and biking may have an opposite, and just as powerful effect. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news