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5 Ways to Take the Sting Out of Sciatica

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The largest nerve in the body


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1. Wait it out


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2. Apply ice, then heat


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3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever


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4. Get up and move


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5. Get a good night’s sleep


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What your doctor may suggest


Surgery
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Limited benefits of surgery


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How to keep sciatica at bay


Peter Jaret

Peter Jaret

Peter Jaret is the author of several health-related books, including "In Self-Defense: The Human Immune System" (Harcourt Brace), "Nurse: A World of Care" (Emory University Press), and "Impact: On the Frontlines of Public Health" (National Geographic). A frequent contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Health, More, AARP Bulletin, and dozens of other periodicals, Jaret is the recipient of an American Medical Association award for journalism and two James Beard awards. He lives in Petaluma, Calif.