An estimated 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain in the world with lower back pain being the number one reported area of concern. Nearly 40% of adults in the United States refuse to seek help for that pain despite the fact that nearly 60% of people report that the pain negative impacts their quality of life.
One of the big sources of lower back pain is the sciatic nerve, which is actually made up of five nerve roots and is known to send pain shooting down the leg. Pain from the sciatic nerve is also known to cause people to fall as the shooting pain catches them by surprise and causes their leg to buckle. the nerve pain coming from the sciatic nerve can be very intense.
According to one report, 80% of adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their life. Aside from t