Symptoms and causes of Sciatica pain

Sciatica pain is a common lower back pain stretching from the lower spine in the back of leg affecting the sciatic nerve

Pain arises from sciatic nerve commonly affects only one side of the lower spine running through the back of the thigh and down the leg, depending on the severity of sciatic pain, sometimes the pain may also affect the foot and the toes

In some cases, sciatica pain is worse and unbearable, but in other cases it might be less frequents

For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the sciatica pain might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse.

 Indication of sciatica  pain

Some common indications of sciatic pain include

  • Lower back pain
  • Pain in the back leg worsens while sitting
  • Buttock pain
  • Inflammation or tingling down the leg
  • Difficulty moving in the leg, numbness, feebleness
  • Continuous pain in one side of the back leg
  • Pain that causes difficulty in standing

Causes of Sciatica pain

The inflammation of the roots of lumbar and lower lumbar spine causes sciatica pain,  other than this the pain can be caused by;

  • Narrowing of spinal canal in the lower back
  • Damage of the disc that acts as a cushion between spinal cord
  • In the case of overlapping of one vertebrae on the other
  • Pregnancy
  • Muscle sprain in the buttocks or back

Other than these causes the things that add cheese to sciatic or lower back pain are being overweight, fatigue, wearing uncomfortable heels, sleeping on the very soft mattress



Is a treatment done by inserting fine needles in the skin on some certain points. This treatment is successful in reliving blockages or imbalance.


Surgery is required in very rare cases. It is only recommended if your pain last longer than 6 weeks beside the treatment and medications, surgery is successful in relieving sciatica pain if it caused by dislocation of the Herniated disc or any other noticeable injury

Physical Therapy for Sciatica

Sciatica pain is difficult to move with your daily routine, but the only bed rest is not a solution towards sciatica pain. You can cope up with your sciatica pain by some daily routine workout

Physical therapy is advised if the symptoms are not severe enough, but are seen more than a couple of weeks. Proper workouts may not only relieve your sciatic pain, but also prevent the pain from reversing

Exercise should be done exactly as told, for different causes there exist different treatments before you opt for any take advice from your specialist