PCAJ Vroomen, de Krom MCTFM, Wilmink JT et al (Maastricht Univ Hosp, The Netherlands; Maastricht Univ, The Netherlands)
Lack of Effectiveness of Bed Rest for Sciatica
N Engl J Med 340: 418-423, 1999
The conventional and traditional mainstay of treatment for sciatica with radicular syndrome is bed rest. A study conducted on 183 patients revealed that bed rest was no more effective in easing pain and in improving functional outcomes than no bed rest.