Sciatica EBook - US

What Is Sciatica?

If you have changes in your posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the sciatic nerve can become compressed, leading

to common low back and radiating leg pain. Common facts about sciatica...

• The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body • It can be irritated anywhere along its path down your leg • Pain is felt in the base of your spine, buttocks, thigh, or leg • Sciatic pain can vary from infrequent, to constant • Symptoms are based on the location of the pinched nerve Common symptoms of sciatica... • Constant pain in only one side of your buttock, low back, or leg (rarely in both your legs) • You have pain that is worse when sitting • You have leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling, or searing (versus a dull ache) • You notice weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving your leg, foot, and/or toes • You feel a sharp pain when standing up, or walking • You have pain that radiates down the leg and possibly into the foot and toes (it rarely occurs only in the foot) There are very effective and natural ways to stop sciatica pain, the most being physical therapy. Read on to learn you can do to start the path to recovery.



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