Sciatica is often confused with general back pain. Sciatica can cause long-term pain in the lower back if the condition is left untreated. Hence, various government and non-governmental organizations are initiating certain programs to increase awareness among people about the condition and avoid delay in diagnosis. For instance, Ortholnfo, the patient education site of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), is providing awareness about sciatica, through articles, videos, and animations, in the US. Similarly, initiative from different countries are providing comprehensive and relevant health information related to various hearth-related problems, including sciatica. Such increasing awareness programs help patients to know about the disease and available safe treatment options, which are expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. analysts have predicted that the sciatica treatment market will register a close to 8% by 2023.
Growing prevalence of risk factors for sciatica
Although sciatica occurs more commonly due to spinal cord injuries. It also occurs due to disease conditions such as lumbar spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, and muscle spasms. Hence, an increase in the number of patients with these diseases may increase the chances of development of sciatica. This, in turn, is expected to aid in the use of available and anticipated treatments and drive the growth of the global sciatica treatment market during the forecast period.
Lack of approved treatments
Most of the patients benefit from this combination of treatment methods such as epidural injections of corticosteroids, physiotherapy, and bracing. However, there is no approved treatment for sciatica. Therefore, the lack of approved treatments for sciatica is expected to hamper the growth of the global sciatica treatment market during the forecast period.
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