Always worth another look at this painful condition that affects so many people
SCIATICA – WHAT IS IT?
The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body. It travels from your lower back through your hip and buttock and down your leg where it divides into two branches at the knee. Each leg has its own sciatic nerve that travels from your lower back through your buttock and hip then down your leg where it divides into two branches at the knee to your foot.
Symptoms can include pain such as:
- Shooting sensations in the hip and thigh
- The pain can extend all the way to the foot and toes.
- Instead of pain some experience a numb and weak feeling in the parts of their leg where it hurts.
- An uncommon situation is disruption of bowel and bladder control or numbness to your genitals. This could indicate serious damage to the nerve and requires immediate medical attention.
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