Longer-term sciatica best treated with surgery

The treatment is superior to nonsurgical care at relieving leg pain intensity, study shows
Reuters Health
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Microdiskectomy surgery is the best option for treating long-term sciatica, doctors behind a randomised study of 128 patients report.

The researchers found the intensity of leg pain dropped from a mean of 7.7 points on an 11-point scale to a mean of 2.8 points six months after the surgery.