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Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back through the hips and down each leg.

How It Develops

Sciatica typically develops when the sciatic nerve is compressed, often due to a herniated disc, bone spur, or spinal stenosis. Less commonly, it can be caused by pregnancy, muscle spasms, or piriformis syndrome.

Common Symptoms of Sciatica

    • Sharp, shooting pain in the lower back, buttock, or leg
    • Numbness or tingling in the leg or foot
    • Muscle weakness in the affected leg
    • Pain that worsens with movement, coughing, or sneezing
    • Difficulty standing up or walking


Who It Affects

Sciatica can affect individuals of any age, but it is most common in people between 30 and 50 years old. Risk factors include obesity, prolonged sitting, occupations requiring heavy lifting or twisting, and diabetes.

Impact on Daily Life

Sciatica can significantly impact daily life, making simple tasks challenging. The pain and discomfort can interfere with sleep, work, and physical activities. Severe cases may limit mobility and independence, affecting overall quality of life.

Risks of Untreated Arthritic Back Pain

If left untreated, sciatica can lead to chronic pain and permanent nerve damage. Persistent pressure on the sciatic nerve can cause weakness in the affected leg, loss of bladder or bowel control, and even paralysis in severe cases. Early treatment is crucial to prevent these complications.

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If you suspect sciatica, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. Schedule an appointment with our expert spine surgeons for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan.

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