What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is one of the most common causes of lower back and lower extremity pain. Sciatica is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve—the largest nerve in the body. The sciatic nerve runs through the lower back, buttock, thigh, and leg muscles. Symptoms usually only present on one side of the body.
Symptoms you should look for are:
- Sharp, radiating pain
- Numbness and tingling
- Pain increases while sitting or standing
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