Patients need to really understand the damage obesity causes to their spine which will cause compression of disc. The disc is fluid filled and load causes outer rim to bulge where it may contact the spinal nerves. This pressure causes sciatic symtoms. The number one goal should be to lower processed foods and decrease sugar carbs in your diet as well as steady routine of exercise. So much of these problems can be prevented. Pain meds and injections only treat the symptoms.

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