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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