Sciatica is pain is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. It starts from nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low back and passes through the buttock area to send nerve endings down the lower limb.
Pain is the major symptom of sciatica. Sciatica pain typically occurs in the low back to behind the thigh and radiates down below the knee. The pain often starts gradually and slowly worsens.
The pain can vary widely in character from a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation radiating from the lower back and upper buttock down the back of the thigh and to the back of the leg. Severe pain can make walking difficult if not impossible.
In some people symptoms of sciatica are worsened by walking or bending at the waist and eased by lying down. Sciatica pain may be aggravated by
Treatment of sciatica depends on the cause and severity of the pain. In some people sciatica will improve and go away with time. In acute pain 24 to 48 h of bed rest with the head of the bed elevated about 30° can help to relive pain. Heat or cold therapy and physical therapy may be useful to relieve muscle spasm and pain.
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