Contrary to some popular belief, the term “sciatica” does not refer to a diagnosis in and of itself. Sciatica actually only refers to a symptom, not the underlying cause of that symptom. Sciatica describes various types of leg pain including, chronic leg pain, leg tingling, leg numbness, leg weakness, and more. Typically sciatica pain originates in the bottom portion of your lower back and works its way across your hip and into the sciatic nerve which is located on the back of your leg.
These are the most common sciatica symptoms:
Depending on the underlying cause, chronic sciatica pain may vary in intensity from mild to severe. In some cases, it may even prevent individuals from performing normal daily activities. Fortunately, permanent damage to the actual sciatica nerve is rare.
Back problems are typically the most common cause of sciatica, however, it may also be caused by a pregnancy, severe muscle strain, a spinal tumor, or, in very rare cases, an infection. These are the most common causes:
If you suffer from chronic sciatica pain, contact Garden State Pain Control today for immediate help. Our New Jersey sciatica pain doctors have years of experience dealing with chronic sciatica pain and are ready to help you. Book an appointment today.