Sciatica is a very specific type of back and leg pain. It usually originates in the low back, and then shoots like a lightning bolt down the length of the sciatic nerve (which runs down the buttocks and into the leg). Any obstruction or interference with the normal functioning of the sciatic nerve can cause this pain to arise. Some of the more common causes include:
- sacroiliac dysfunction
- lumbar disc herniation
- degenerative disc disease
- lumbar spinal stenosis
- piriformis syndrome
- muscle strain
- old scar tissue
- internal bleeding
- spinal tumor
Not all low back pain, hip pain, or leg pain are caused by sciatica. Make sure to ask Dr. Johnson for a thorough consultation and evaluation of your condition.
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