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Will the MBT shoes cure my sciatica?

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 Answer Over 70% of people in developed countries will experience low back pain at sometime in their lives. It is most common between the ages of 35-55 years.

Pain is non-specific in 85% of people. Only 1-3% of individuals with low back pain actually have a prolapsed inter vertebral disc. Symptoms, pathology and radiological appearances are poorly correlated. Acute low back pain is usually self-limiting and the majority of people will have recovered within 6 week. Activity speeds symptomatic recovery, reduces chronic disability and leads to less time off work than bed rest or usual care. MBTs also affect the angle of the trunk relative to the pelvis; this causes the lower back to load optimally through the pelvis and hips, rather than the forward lean individuals have with conventional footwear. MBTs also cause some activation of the limbo-sacral musculature, which also helps to strengthen the lower back and aid recovery.

In summary MBT shoes will not cure sciatica, there is no known cure. MBTs should however, be seen as a tool which may help to resolve the pain associated with the condition. Obviously if back pain persists then an individual should see their doctor to rule out more serious conditions such as infection, tumor, fracture, inflammation, osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis.

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