The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It is made up of several spinal nerves that converge and run down your entire leg from your lower back to foot. The nerve is big, thick, and runs deeps in the gluts and the back of the thigh.
The term “sciatica” is broadly overused and is, in fact a symptom and NOT a condition. Yes, you read that correctly. You do not have sciatica. You have some other condition that is causing irritation to your sciatic nerve. Figuring out the root cause of your symptoms can help solve the problem.
Possible Symptoms include:
– Shooting pain from lower back down to leg (path of the nerve)
– Weakness in the leg
– Numbness/Tingling down the leg and into the foot
– symptoms intensify when sitting for prolonged periods throughout the day
Click the link below to see some simple exercises you can do at home today to help relieve that “sciatica” like sensation.