Sciatica may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that form the sciatic nerve, or by the left or right or both sciatic nerves.
The pain can be felt in the lower back, buttock or parts of the leg or foot. This pain can sometimes be severe causing numbness, muscular weakness, pin & needles or tingling and possibly difficulty in moving or controlling the leg.
Sciatica Symptoms –
- A burning sensation in the thigh
- Shooting pains from the buttock, down the leg
- A cramping sensation of the thigh
- Tingling, or pins & needles in the leg or thighs
Sciatica is a relatively common form of low back and leg pain, it is also known to effect women during pregnancy as a result of the weight of the fetus.