Entries by Jerome Fryer


Understanding and Better Classifying Sciatica

Sciatica, a condition characterized by pain radiating from the spine into the leg, can have a profound impact on someone’s quality of life and bring significant costs with it. However, despite its prevalence and debilitating effects, there is no consensus on the definition and diagnostic criteria for sciatica.  Furthermore, the term “sciatica” is often used […]

Growth of the Lower Back Pain Endemic Worldwide

In a recent article in The Lancet Rheumatology, researchers show how lower back pain is a rapidly escalating global issue, affecting an estimated 619 million people in 2020 –  nearly 10% of the world’s population. Experts predict that this number will reach 843 million by 2050. Compounding problems in the lower back epidemic Asia and […]