Sciatica – Risk Factors

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Risk factors related to Sciatica

  • Age: Sciatica is more common between the ages of 30 and 50, and age-related changes in the spine such as bone spurs and herniated discs can cause sciatica.
  • Obesity: Higher body weight puts excess stress on the spine, contributing to spinal changes.
  • Occupation: Jobs that require you to carry heavy loads, twist the spine, or drive a motor vehicle for long periods of time contribute to spinal problems.
  • Diabetes: Those with diabetes are more prone to get sciatica because of the increased risk of nerve damage.
  • Sedentary lifestyles: Those who sit for long periods of time put excess stress on the lower back and legs, making them more prone to get sciatica.


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