Is Sciatica Causing Your Chronic Pain?

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.