Sciatica

sciatica

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is the name for a syndrome which is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body, it is as thick as one of your fingers where it arises in the lower spine. It then travels from your lower back through your hip and buttock and down your leg where it divides into two.


Symptoms of Sciatica

  • Burning or tingling sensation down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up or sitting down

 


Causes of Sciatica

 


Treatment for Sciatica

 



Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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