Is sciatica stopping you in your tracks?
If you are experiencing pain that begins in your lower back or buttock and radiates into one or both of your legs, you might have sciatica.
Sciatica describes back-related leg pain, because of irritation to the sciatic nerve - the nerve responsible for the sensory supply to the skin of the buttocks, back of the thigh, the lower leg and foot. The sciatic nerve also gives mobility to many leg muscles.
If you have sciatica, you may also experience:
- Muscle weakness
- Groin pain, in some cases