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Sciatica : What you need to know

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What is the sensation of sciatica pain?

Depending on the origin of sciatica pain, people describe it in a variety of ways. Sharp, shooting, or jolting pain is how some people describe the pain. Some people describe the pain as “burning.” “Electric” or “stabbing” are two words that come to mind.

The pain may be persistent or intermittent. In addition, the pain in your leg is frequently more intense than in your lower back. When you sit or stand for lengthy periods of time, stand up, or twist your upper body, the pain may become worse. Coughing or sneezing, which are both forced and quick body movements, might aggravate the pain.

What are some of the signs and symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatica causes the following symptoms:

-Pain in the lower back, buttocks, and down your leg, ranging from mild to severe.
-Weakness or numbness in the lower back, buttocks, leg, or feet
-Pain that gets worse with movement; inability to move.
-A sensation of pins and needles in your legs, toes, or foot
-Lack of bladder and bowel control (due to cauda equina).

What is the prevalence of sciatica?

Sciatica is an extremely prevalent ailment. Sciatica affects about 40% of people in the United States at some point in their lives. Back pain is the third most prevalent reason for people to seek medical help.

 

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