risk factors

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Risk factors for sciatica include:

  • personal factors including:
    • age (peak 45-64 years)
    • increasing risk with height
    • smoking
    • psychological stress
  • occupational factors include:
    • strenuous physical activity - for example, frequent lifting, especially while bending and twisting
    • driving
    • vibration of the whole body

Last reviewed 10/2020