Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Pain that shoots down the leg from the hip or lower back
- Weakness in the leg
- Tingling or numbness
- Pain may increase with prolonged sitting, standing, or movement
- Strain or heavy lifting may also intensify symptoms
Sciatica describes pain resulting from irritation or pressure against the nerve roots of the sciatic nerve, which originates in the spinal cord and extends into the lower back, hips, buttocks, legs, ankles and feet. A ruptured spinal disc that pushes against the sciatic nerve commonly causes this condition. Sciatica can also result from pregnancy, bone spurs, injury, compressed nerve roots, and tumors.