Sciatica Nerve Pain
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Sciatica (pronounced sigh-at-ih-kah) is not a medical diagnosis in and of itself—it is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis.

Sciatica Nerve Pain

Sciatica is often characterized by one or a combination of the following symptoms:

  • Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg (rarely can occur in both legs)

  • Pain that is worse when sitting

  • Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling or searing (vs. a dull ache)

  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot

  • A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk