Sciatica

Sciatica describes pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc in the spine. However, sciatica also can be a symptom of other conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, bone spurs caused by arthritis, or nerve compression (pinched nerve) caused by injury.

Symptoms

The following are the most common symptoms of Sciatica.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • pain that begins in your back or buttock and moves down your leg and may move into your foot
  • Weakness, tingling, or numbness in the leg may also occur

Treatments

In many cases, sciatica will improve and go away with time.  The following are some available treatments of Sciatica.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that best suits your situation.

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery