The sciatic nerve is comprised of five separate nerves that join together into one long nerve – the longest nerve in the human body. It runs from the lower spinal cord, through the buttock muscles, and down the backs of the legs to the sole of the foot. Compression of this nerve causes sciatica.
If you experience lower back pain, accompanied by tingling, numbness, and/or an achy sensation along your buttocks and/or down the back of your leg(s), you are probably suffering from sciatica. Sciatica itself is not a condition. It is a symptom of a greater issue affecting your sciatic nerve. It can be something as mild as inflamed tissues compressing the sciatic nerve. Or, it can be something more significant, such as a herniated or ruptured disk in your lower spine.
Whatever the case may be, you have come to the right place. There is relief available for both acute and chronic sciatica. Once a proper diagnosis is complete, you’ll be well on your way towards an effective treatment and an active lifestyle.