Learning About Sciatica

Sciatica is when the pressure on the sciatic nerve causes radiating pain that runs down one or both legs.
Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, says it occurs when you have pain in the back: “It’s from the lumbar region, so you have three sections of the spine and then it’s a nerve root that is pinched in the back that radiates all the way down your leg”.
Sciatica is extremely common, it is estimated that there are more than three million cases per year in the United States.

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