What is Sciatica

Sciatica isn’t actually a condition, but rather a term used to describe symptoms that are caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. For this reason, sciatic nerve pain generally indicates there is an underlying problem in the area that is compressing the nerve.

Common conditions that can develop in the lower back that lead to nerve pain and other sciatica symptoms include:

Fortunately, sciatica typically responds well to non-surgical treatments. If diagnosed and treated early, sciatica symptoms generally go away within a couple of months of treatment.

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