Bed rest, physiotherapy, and continuation of activities of daily living were equally effective for sciatica
- Sciatica patients do just as well in bed as up and active. // Pulse;6/23/2010, Vol. 70 Issue 22, p10
The article reports on a research conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration which reveals that pain relief is likely to be experienced by people with sciatica if they rest in bed than staying active or doing exercise.
- Lack of Effectiveness of Bed Rest for Sciatica. Ross, Michael // Physical Therapy;Jun1999, Vol. 79 Issue 6, p608
Presents the abstract of the article `Lack of Effectiveness of Bed Rest for Sciatica,' by P.C. Vroomen, M.C. de Krom, J.T. Wilmink et al published in the 1999 issue of the `New England Journal of Medicine.'
- How can I treat sciatica? Hannan, Tania // Natural Health;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p30
The article presents three different perspectives of treating sciatica. According to a physical therapist, sciatica is a pain radiating along the sciatic nerve that is treated by receiving physical therapy and learning movements that maintain the natural curve in the lower back. Naturopathy, on...
- Review: Bed Rest Is Not Effective for Acute Low-Back Pain or Sciatica. Hagen, K.B.; Hilde, G.; Jamtvedt, G.; Winnem, M.F. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2001, Vol. 83-A Issue 5, p789
Question: In patients with acute low-back pain or sciatica, does bed rest reduce pain and improve function? Data sources: Studies were identified by searching databases, including the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Medline (to 1998), Embase/Excerpta Medica (to 1998), Sport (to 1998), and...
- Neural mobilization and static stretching in an experimental sciatica model - an experimental study. Bertolini, Gladson R. F.; Silva, Taciane S.; Trindade, Danilo L.; Ciena, Adriano P.; Carvalho, Alberito R. // Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy / Revista Brasileira de Fi;nov/dez2009, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p493
Objective: To verify the effectiveness of neural mobilization and static stretching in reducing pain in rats submitted to experimental sciatica. Methods: The rats (n=23) were divided into three groups: sham (SG/n=8), without intervention; stretching (STCG/n=8), treated with static stretching;...
- BED REST FOR SCIATICA? Stevermer, James J.; Ewigman, Bernard // Journal of Family Practice;May99, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p337
The article presents information on a study that examined the benefits of two weeks of bed rest for sciatic back pain. Patients were included in the study if they had back pain radiating into one leg and enough pain to justify two weeks of bed rest, which is a standard therapy for sciatica in...
- Does Two Weeks of Bed Rest Bring About Relief from Sciatica? Kirchner, Jeffrey T. // American Family Physician;6/1/1999, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p3212
Presents a summary of the article `Lack of Effectiveness of Bed Rest for Sciatica,' by P. C. Vroomen, et al., published in the February 11, 1999 issue of the `New England Journal of Medicine.'
- CLINICAL ABSTRACTS: chronic disease. // Modern Medicine;May99, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p27
Presents several abstracts of articles regarding chronic diseases published in the 1999 issue of several journals. `Fasting Proinsulin Concentrations Predict the Development of Type 2 Diabetes,' by N.J. Wareham, et al. published in the `Diabetes Care' journal; `Lack of effectiveness of Bed Rest...
- Bed Rest is Bad for Back Pain, Ineffective for Sciatica. Barry, Henry // American Family Physician;7/15/2005, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p329
Discusses research being done on the effectiveness of bed rest in the short-term treatment of patients with back pain and sciatica. Reference to a study by K. B. Hagen et al published in the March 1, 2005 issue of "Spine"; Criteria for quality assessment of reviewed clinical trials on the...