Sciatic Nerve Injury

The sciatic nerve is usually injured at the root of the nerve in the lumbar spine resulting in pain, numbness and/or tingling into the buttocks and down the leg. On occasion tumors, pregnancy, or external compression may cause sciatic injury not related to the spine.
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  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain
  • Pain, numbness or weakness in various parts of the leg and foot
  • "Pins and needles" sensation
  • Tingling and difficulty moving or controlling the leg
  • Typically symptoms only manifest on one side of the body
  • Pain may radiate below the knee
  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Coughing/Sneezing
  • Muscular hypertension
  • Trauma
  • Surgery
  • ROM and stretching
  • Massage therapy
  • Core stabilization exercises
  • Lower extremity strengthening



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