Introduction: Sciatica


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Sciatica: Back pain extending down the buttocks and to the legs.

Sciatica: Sciatica is a painful condition caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, the main nerve that branches off the spinal cord and continues down into the thighs, legs, ankles, and feet. Sciatica is characterized by pain in the buttocks and can be caused by a number of factors. Exertion, obesity, and poor posture can all cause pressure on the sciatic nerve. One common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc . 1

Researching symptoms of Sciatica: Further information about the symptoms of Sciatica is available including a list of symptoms of Sciatica, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Sciatica: Various information is available about treatments available for Sciatica, or research treatments for other diseases.

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1. excerpt from Pain - Hope Through Research: NINDS

Last revision: June 13, 2003

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