Have you been diagnosed with sciatica; or do you feel pain radiating through your lower extremities, from your buttocks and hips to legs and feet? Let’s look at the causes of sciatic nerve pain and ways to curb the symptoms.
What causes sciatic nerve pain?
Sciatic nerve pain is actually a symptom of numerous medical conditions. The disorder most closely associated with sciatica is a damaged (either bulging or herniated) lumbar spinal disk. Either the disk or its contents (nucleus pulposus) impinges the roots of the sciatic nerve, leading to pain, tingling, or numbness.