Sciatica is a layman's term for a pinched nerve that can cause pain that runs from the buttocks down the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve is about an inch or so long in the buttocks made of multiple spinal nerves. When people commonly refer to sciatica it is not necessarily a problem of the sciatic nerve, it's a problem of the nerve when it is being pinched as it exits from the spine from a herniated disc or a bone spur.
General symptoms of radicular pain include:
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, consult your healthcare provider. He or shecan determine the cause of your suffering and recommend treatment options including:
In some cases, patients may not respond to rehabilitation. Fortunately, there are other options available for pain relief, including the state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures performed here. With a quicker recuperation period than other treatments like open-back surgery, you may return to a fully-functioning lifestyle in no time!
Description of Sciatica
Causes of Sciatica
Treatment of Sciatica