Sciatica pain can be very painful. Sciatica starts with a problem with the sciatic nerve in the spine.
This pain, which is caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerve, starts in the buttocks or lower back and radiates down one or both legs. Nerve compression is the most common cause of sciatic pain. Almost 90% of affected people recover from sciatica without surgery. Sciatic nerve pain, sciatic neuropathy or Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis, but a symptom of an underlying spine problem. Therefore, to administer an effective treatment plan, the root cause must be identified. Some common lower back problems that can originate sciatica include degenerative disc disease, lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar herniated disc and spondylolisthesis.

Sciatica Symptoms

Low back pain that radiates down the leg

Continual pain on one side of the buttock

Leg pain with burning and tingling

Numbness in the leg or feet

Sharp pain

Trouble sitting and getting up

Sciatica Treatments


anti-inflammatory medicine or Tylenol in early stages, medicine to relax the muscles and relieve the pain.

Physical Therapy

in patients that suffer from neck pain, physical therapy helps restore muscular flexibility, joint mobility, and spine motion, accelerating the stages of healing, and strengthening the muscles.


If the pain continued to persist, the patient got an injection of medicine or steroids directly into the back. Steroids can cause some serious side effects, so such therapy is limited


Surgery is sometimes explored if all non-surgical options have been exhausted