What are the symptoms of Sciatica?
Sciatica produces symptoms that radiate down one leg all the way to foot. The pain can be intense and usually increases when you’re standing or walking due to increased pressure on compressed nerve roots. Other symptoms often include:
- Moderate to severe pain in lower back, buttock, or leg that is worse when sitting
- Numbness and tingling in the leg or foot
- Weakness of the leg or foot
- Feeling of pins and needles in the leg or foot
Common Causes of Sciatica
Degenerative Disc Disease
Treatment for Spinal Stenosis
The goal of every treatment is to reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve. This can be done in a number of ways, including:
- Physical therapy and exercise
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Steroid injections
- Applying ice or hot packs
- Surgery will be the last resort if other methods fail to relieve the pain.