Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatica is pain in the leg caused by irritation, inflammation, or compression of the sciatic nerve. There are two sciatic nerves, one in each leg, and they are the longest and thickest nerves in the body. Sciatica originates in the lower back, radiates deep into the buttock, and runs down the back of the leg to just below the knee. It typically affects only one leg at a time, but may affect both legs depending on where the nerve is pinched in the spinal column.
Sciatic Nerve Pain Symptoms
Sciatic Nerve Pain Causes
Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment & Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief - When to See a Doctor
Sciatica often improves within a few weeks with rest. Persistent sciatica should be addressed by your doctor who may prescribe other medications, order physical therapy, or recommend further diagnosis and treatment by a specialist. Seek immediate medical attention if: