More information about sciatica

Sciatica is a collection of symptoms that can develop when the sciatic nerve is compressed. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, running from the lower back (on either side of the spine) all the way to the legs and feet. When this nerve is compressed, a series of painful symptoms (sciatica) can develop.

The symptoms of sciatica include varying levels of pain and discomfort, as well as possible numbness and tingling in the legs or feet. These symptoms can be caused by a number of spine conditions pressing against the sciatic nerve, such as a bulging or herniated disc, spinal stenosis or a bone spur, to name a few.

If you’ve been experiencing sciatica pain, it’s important to research these symptoms and their possible causes and treatments. Informing yourself about sciatica pain topics will help you discuss your symptoms with your doctor and work together to find a treatment plan that is right for you.

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