What is Sciatica?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Sciatica

Sciatica is defined as a syndrome characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and into the lower extremity, and most commonly caused by a prolapse of the intervertebral disk According to Dorland’s Medical Dictionary, 27th edition, sciatica is defined as a syndrome characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and into the lower extremity along its posterior or lateral aspect, and most commonly caused by a prolapse of the intervertebral...

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Sciatica Symptoms

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Sciatica

For many people, sciatica can be severe and debilitating. True sciatica is often referred to clinically as a radiculopathy, which simply means that there is a nerve injury. For many people, sciatica can be severe and debilitating. True sciatica is often referred to clinically as a radiculopathy, which simply means that there is a nerve injury.  Typically, a protruded disk or herniated disk in the lower back (lumbar spine) is pinching or “putting pressure” on a...

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