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Sciatica

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a neurological condition in which there is pain, tingling, burning or numbness felt down either or both legs. There may or may not be associated back pain. The cause is either irritation or compression of the Sciatic nerve or its several nerve roots. The Sciatic nerve originates from nerve roots in the lumbar spine (low back). Virtually all the nerves that go into your legs, as well as many that go into the bowel and lower abdominal organs come from the low back. So inflammatory or degenerative conditions of the low back such as disc bulges often lead to compression or irritation of the nerve roots that exit the spinal cord and this irritation is transferred along the length of the nerves as they traverse into the legs.

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