Sciatica

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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica refers to the compression of the body’s longest nerve, which runs from the base of the spine down both legs. The pressure on the nerve, most commonly caused by disc herniation or bone spurs, leads to pain in the lower back that radiates through the buttocks, legs & feet, as well as numbness, tingling and burning sensations, and muscle weakness. Sciatica usually occurs on one side of the body.