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Introduction

Sciatica describes the symptoms of pain, numbness, weakness in the sciatic nerve from lower back to hips and legs, the significant problems caused due to pressure and compression of spinal nerve which irritate nerve root.  It can occur due to the herniated disc, disc degeneration, and the pain is often described as steering or sharp or throbbing depending upon the location of compression of a sciatic nerve. It is an underlying condition caused due to prolonged sitting or walking activity.

Causes

  • Pressure on the nerve caused due to herniation
  • Disc degeneration
  • Arthritis of the lumbar spine
  • Trauma or injury to the lumbar spine
  • Nerve root Injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Spinal surgery affecting nerves

Symptoms

  • Stabbing pain
  • Burning and tingling sensation
  • Numbness in lower back or buttocks
  • Pain in lower body like hip, buttocks, and back
  • Weakness in lower back and legs

There are many ways to treat lumbar radiculopathy with exercises or nonsurgical methods. There are medications, treatments, knowledge, and support for pain relief. Learn to manage chronic pain conditions with experts at our centers equipped with best-in-class diagnosis and treatments. Get personalized pain relief and management programs to get back to your healthy life.

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