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Sciatica

Pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back. Its usually caused when a herniated disc or bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve. Pain originates in the spine and radiates down the back of the leg.


Causes -

  • ¬†Lack of strong core
  • Obesity
  • wear and tear with ageing
  • Inactivity
  • improper posture


Symptoms -

  • Pain originates in the spine and radiates down the back of the leg.
  • Pain areas: in the back, buttocks, hip, or lower extremities
  • difficulty walking or muscle weakness
  • Sensory: leg numbness or pins and needles
  • Also common: burning sensation, foot numbness, or weakness


Treatment -

  • Medications
  • Physiotherapy
  • epidural injection