Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, is pain, numbness, or tingling in the leg caused by compression or injury of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is considered a symptom of a medical problem and not a medical condition on its own.
Men between the ages of 30 and 50 are most susceptible to sciatica.
Sciatic nerve pain tends to affect only one part of the body but it could be quite severe in intensity. This pain usually affects the lower back as well as the rear thigh and runs down through the leg to the sole of the feet.
Sciatic nerve pain is most often caused by a herniated or slipped vertebral disc. Sciatica could also be caused by; tumors, spinal stenosis, pelvic injury, and piriformis syndrome (which is a painful disorder caused by narrow muscles in the buttocks).
In as much as sciatic nerve pain could vary widely, some symptoms that accompany it include; mild tingling, dull ache, or burning sensation. You may also experience a stinging pain, especially when standing up or sitting down as well as weakness or numbness on the affected leg.
Here are some tips and good practices, to consider, if you are dealing with sciatic nerve pain;
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