Are you suffering Sciatica? If you experience any or all of these symptoms then you could be suffering from what is commonly referred to as Sciatica, a term used very often in the public and simply means that symptoms are experienced somewhere along the distribution of the sciatic nerve which runs from the low back all the way down into the leg. Complaints include pain in the back, buttocks, thigh, and/or leg as well as possible burning or tingling sensations into the foot. These symptoms can be caused by irritation of the nerve anywhere along its path. Many people believe that the sciatic nerve is always compromised by a disc problem, but many times the irritation of the nerve is located in the buttocks or thigh region. Scar tissue buildup or tight muscles can impinge the sciatic nerve in these areas and cause all of the symptoms listed above.
- Pain in the lower back
- Pain in the buttocks
- Pain down the back of the thigh or even down into the foot/heel
- Burning or tingling down the leg
- Increased symptoms with sitting, touching toes, or putting on pants