The sciatic nerve originates in the back where pressure on it may lead
to sciatica, a painful medical condition. This video describes what can
happen when individuals suffer from
sciatica in Marietta.
The pressure that causes sciatica can occur for a variety of reasons including
childbirth, back overuse injuries, and disc herniation. When the structures
that comprise the spinal column press upon the sciatic nerve, lower back
pain is a common result. However, because the sciatic nerve extends into
the lower extremities, pain management clinics often see patients with
leg pain as well. If a diagnosis of sciatica is made, an orthopedic doctor
may recommend rest to ease pressure on the nerve. Stopping the activities
that could be causing sciatica might also be necessary. Medication too
can be useful in alleviating sciatic pain.