Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the Sciatic Nerve. This nerve begins in the lumbar spine and extends into the hips, buttocks and down each leg. A classic sign of Sciatica is radiating pain along the hip and into the leg. Generally, Sciatica will only affect only one side of your body. Standing, sitting, coughing, sneezing or sudden movements may aggravate this condition and cause a sharp pain along the Sciatic nerve.
In most cases, Sciatica is a result of an underlying spinal condition including:
● Herniated spinal disc
● Bone spurs in the spine
● Spinal stenosis
● Spinal nerve compression