Why You Don't Have Sciatica- And What You Can Do About it Anyway

What does sciatica actually mean? First, it is important to understand that sciatica is not a diagnosis- it is a broad, umbrella description of symptoms that one may experience when their sciatic nerve becomes irritated. These symptoms nearly always occur on one side of the body, or are worse on one side than the other. They can include: radiating pain down the back or outside of the leg, a feeling of numbness and/or tingling in the leg or foot, weakness in the effected leg, pain with standing or walking, and pain with prolonged sitting. Symptoms of sciatica may or may not be accompanied by low back pain. In severe cases, loss of bowel and bladder control may occur. 

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