What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is usually indicated by pain that radiates through the hips and buttocks, down the leg from the lower back along the path of the sciatic nerve. This pain is due to irritation of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the body. Lower back pain is a common ailment, and most people can expect to suffer some form of it at some point in their lives. Usually, it is triggered by everyday activities, but also can be aggravated by accidents. Typically, symptoms of lower back pain signal that the structure of your lower back (the muscles, joints, discs, and vertebrae) has weakened over time and has decreased in stability and functionality. This compromised structure cannot support your spine adequately, causing pain, weakness, and loss of movement.