Sciatica is a condition of the sciatic nerve roots, the longest nerves in the body which form a mild to sharp pinching pain sensation. It originates in the lower back, runs along the hip and back of the leg and finally terminates in the foot. Disc herniation is the most common cause of sciatica. Also, may be associated with numbness, tingling or burning sensation in the hip, leg and foot.


Weakness, tingling or numbness in the leg

Pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to sharp or excruciating pain.

Symptoms vary on the type of nerve roots affected


  • Sciatica may often resolve by itself, without any treatment.
  • Conservative management of sciatica includes activity modification, ice pack application
  • Followed by heat treatment, pain medication, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, spinal injection and physical therapy.
  • Back braces may also be recommended to support the back and keep the lower back still to reduce mechanical pain. Acupuncture may also be beneficial in a few cases.

Spinal surgery may be indicated if the symptoms do not respond to a conservative approach.

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