Sciatica Pain and Steroids Don’t Mix: Are Alternatives the Solution?

One of the most common solutions for sciatica pain that orthopedic doctors prescribe to their patients are steroids, however it was recently found out in a study by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) that steroid pills have very little effect in alleviating the pain of people suffering from back and leg pain. Sciatica is mostly caused by a herniated disc somewhere in the lower back.