Sciatica

About- Sciatica also called sciatic neuritis refers to the pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg.

Symptoms-
 Pain that radiates from the lower (lumbar) spine to the buttock and down the back of the leg 
 Pain can be mild, severe, radiating, or sharp
 Sometimes it feels like a jolt or electric shock
 Pain can be worse when we cough or sneeze, and prolonged sitting
 Pain that gets worse with movement
 Pain may be in one part of the leg and numbness in another part
 A sensation of pins and needles
 Usually affects only one side of the body
 Numbness, burning sensation, tingling or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot
 Loss of feeling or movement
 Difficulty walking
 Loss of bladder control
 Cauda equina syndrome
 Urinary incontinence
 
Causes-
 Damage or injury to the sciatic nerve
 Pinched sciatic nerve by a herniated disk or by the bone spur on the vertebrae
 Nerve compression by a tumor
 Nerve damage by a disease such as diabetes
 
Specialists to visit

 Orthopedic Surgeon
 Pain Management
 Physiotherapist

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.webmd.com

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