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Sciatica is typically one-sided pain that travels along the sciatic nerve, radiating from the lower back down the buttock and leg.
In most cases, sciatica only affects one side of the body.
The most common symptoms include:
Sciatica develops when an area of the nerve becomes pinched.
This can be due to a number of factors, including:
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It branches out from the lower back and extends down the hips, buttocks, and legs. It is responsible for connecting the spinal cord with the muscles in the legs and feet.
The first step in diagnosing the cause of your sciatica is a full examination. During this process, we will test for muscle strength and reflexes, as well as assess movements that trigger your sciatica.
If we suspect a herniated disc or bone spur, we will order an x-ray to confirm the diagnosis. In some cases, an MRI or CT scan may also be required to visualize the soft tissues in the area.
Treatment for sciatica is complex and depends on the underlying cause of your pain.
In most cases, your treatment will involve a custom blend of the following approaches:
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