Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. The most common cause is a herniated or slipped disk that causes pressure on the nerve root. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
• Lower back pain
• Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
• Hip pain
• Burning or tingling down the leg
• Weakness, numbness, or a hard time moving the leg or foot
• A constant pain on one side of the rear
• A shooting pain that makes it hard to stand up
Sciatica pain feel like
People describe sciatica pain in different ways, it depends on its cause. Some people describe the pain as sharp, shooting or jolts of pain. While some describe this pain as “burning,” “electric” or “stabbing.”
Are you at a risk of Sciatica?
If you have following factors, you have a greater risk,
• Have or previously had an injury to your lower back or spine
• When a person gets old
• Overweight
• Lack a strong core
• Doing jobs that require heavy lifting
• Incorrect posture
• Have diabetes or Osteoarthritis
• Inactive lifestyle
• Smoking
Is the increase of weight of a pregnant person also a reason?
It’s true that sciatica is common in pregnancy. But increased weight is not the main reason why pregnant women get sciatica. It happens because certain hormones of pregnancy cause a loosening of their ligaments.