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Study found non-opioid medication, epidural corticosteroid injections and disc surgery to be clinically effective for the treatment of sciatica. The evidence did not support the use of opioids and activity restriction

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R Lewis, N Williams, HE Matar, N Din, D Fitzsimmons, C Phillips, M Jones, A Sutton, K Burton, S Nafees, M Hendry, I Rickard, R Chakraverty & C Wilkinson.

R Lewis 1,*, N Williams 1, HE Matar 1, N Din 1, D Fitzsimmons 2, C Phillips 2, M Jones 1, A Sutton 3, K Burton 4, S Nafees 1, M Hendry 1, I Rickard 5, R Chakraverty 6, C Wilkinson 1

1 Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, School of Medicine, North Wales Clinical School, Wrexham, UK
2 School of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
3 Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
4 Spinal Research Institute, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
5 Patient representative, Betws-y-coed, UK
6 The Spinal Unit, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
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