Sciatica Mega Study
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Sciatica
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Causes of Sciatica

User reported causes of Sciatica based on their intuition.

Cause Agree
Ankylosing Spondylitis 80%
Sitting All Day 80%
Sitting in an Airplane or Car Seat 62%
Lack of Exercise 45%
Slouching 45%
Trauma to Back 39%
L5/S1 Bulge Affecting S1 Nerve 33%
Scoliosis 30%
Hypermobile Joints 30%
Arthritis 30%
Hernaited Disc L5/S1 26%
Tight Belt/waistband Irritating Sciatic Nerve 25%
Herniatic Disc L5 22%
Herniated Disc L3/4 21%
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 20%
Sacroiliitis 20%
Tight Clothing Irritating Sciatic Nerve 14%
Yoga Position 12%
Horse Related Injury 11%
Cyst in L4 4%
Car Accident 3%

Conditions Resulting from Sciatica

User-reported conditions resulting from Sciatica based on their intuition.

Resulting Condition Agree
Lower Back Pain 39%
Back Pain 26%

Treatments

User-reported effectiveness in treating Sciatica

Treatment Major Improvement Moderate Improvement Much Worse No Effect Worse Responses
Massage 11% 36% 4% 38% 11% 45
Physical Therapy 9% 44% 2% 35% 9% 43
Ibuprofen 2% 63% 0% 32% 3% 59
Weight Loss 20% 40% 0% 40% 0% 5
Acupuncture 10% 38% 0% 52% 0% 21
Stretching 10% 57% 3% 21% 9% 68
Hot Packs 9% 41% 4% 39% 7% 46
Vicodin 8% 33% 8% 50% 0% 12
Rolfing 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 1
Muscle Relaxants 10% 38% 3% 46% 3% 39
Tylenol 0% 38% 0% 60% 2% 42
Chiropractic 8% 31% 0% 53% 8% 36
Trigger Point Injections 27% 45% 0% 18% 9% 11
Cold Packs 12% 48% 0% 33% 6% 33
Surgery 38% 50% 13% 0% 0% 8
Feldenkrais Method 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2
Avoid Tight Belts/waistbands 50% 25% 0% 25% 0% 4
Steroid Injections 15% 46% 0% 35% 4% 26
Anti-Inflammatory Medication 0% 63% 0% 32% 5% 56
Maintain Proper Posture 10% 43% 2% 42% 3% 60
Massage of Trigger Point at Side of Hip 20% 60% 20% 0% 0% 5
Regular Exercise 13% 34% 2% 41% 10% 61
Bowen Therapy 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 2
Laminotomy 0% 60% 20% 20% 0% 5
Fish Oil 0% 18% 0% 82% 0% 11
Wear High Heels 20% 0% 20% 40% 20% 5
Antidepressants 6% 17% 6% 72% 0% 18

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Sciatica Info

Property Value
Variable Name Sciatica
Aggregation Method MEAN
Analysis Performed At 2020-03-02
Duration of Action 24 hours
Maximum Allowed Value 5 out of 5
Minimum Allowed Value 1 out of 5
Number of Aggregate Predictors 0
Number of Aggregate Outcomes 0
Number of Measurements 0
Number of Measurements (including those generated by tagged, joined, or child variables) 0
Public true
Onset Delay 0 seconds
Unit 1 to 5 Rating
User Variables 0
Variable Category Symptoms
Variable ID 86904