10 Sciatica Symptoms

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Symptom #2: Lower Back Pain

Sciatica can be accompanied by lower back pain, but this is not always the case. The pain experienced tends to vary and can be anything from a tingling sensation, to a severe stabbing pain. The pain can also tend to lessen or worsen according to the position you are sitting in. This type of sciatica is usually caused by a herniated disc placing pressure on nerve roots.

Treatment will usually involve prescribing painkillers to help relieve the symptoms. The cause will usually heal itself naturally, so it is mostly a matter of making the sufferer comfortable until healing is completed. A herniated disc accounts for more than 90% of sciatica affecting the lower back. Physical therapy is a good option for help with a herniated disc.


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