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The 3 Leading Proximate Causes of Lower Back Pain and Sciatica
 By Michael VanGilder
Lower back pain and sciatica together represent the #1 reason patients come to G3 for physical therapy. We are not unique in this regard, as some report that over 80% of Americans will suffer at least one episode of lower back pain or sciatica in their lifetime, costing the US economy somewhere in the neighborhood in excess of $100 billion dollars annually, with lost wages and the cost of medical care leading the way. And the problem is only increasing, with the incidence of lower back pain and sciatica nearly doubling over the past 15 years. Clearly, this is a problem of epic proportions, and one that shows no evidence of slowing down…(read more)