How To Identify Sciatica Accurately?

Q:
How to identify sciatica accurately?

A:
Sciatica is a kind of pain situated along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Usually, sciatica will affect one side of  your body. Here are some obvious early signs of sciatica:

  • Pain from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg.
  • Discomfort anywhere along the nerve pathway.
  • numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot.

How this pain feel like varies too, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating pain. Sometimes it can feel like a jolt or electric shock. Go to your doctor for professional advices as long as you have identified your pain.

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