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Sciatica

What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a relatively common form of nerve pain. The sciatic nerve is located in the lower back and runs down the back of the legs.

What Kind Of Symptoms May I Feel?

  • Tingling sensation or burning feeling down the leg
  • Numbness, weakness, or mobility problems with the leg or foot
  • Pain in the buttocks or leg, especially when sitting
  • Intense pain when trying to stand
  • Pain focused on one side of the lower extremeties

How Can Inspirit Help Me?

Sciatica is a common cause of low back pain and leg pain. It is usually caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve from a herniated disc. Sciatica occurs most frequently in people 30 to 50 years of age and can be a debilitating disorder in some people.

Sciatica normally only affects one side of the lower extremities, and the pain often radiates from the lower back all the way down the back of the thigh and the leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also radiate to the foot or toes.

Also Known As:  lumbar radiculopathy

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