The term “sciatica” refers to symptoms involving leg pain along the large sciatic nerve running along the back of each of your legs. This pain often accompanies tingling, numbness and weakness originating in your lower back and traveling all along the back of your leg.
Symptoms of sciatica are fairly consistent. You may experience one or more of the following if you’re living with the pain of sciatica:
The pain from sciatica may be infrequent and irritating or it can become constant and incapacitating depending on the location of the affected nerve. You may have a greater risk of developing sciatica if you are older, overweight, have diabetes, work in a physically demanding job or work in a job requiring long periods of sitting.
Treatments for sciatica often involve treating the underlying condition and may include: