The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, beginning in the lower back, going through the buttocks and down the leg. That the nerve is compressed or inflamed, the condition is known as sciatica and it hurts!
Characterized by mild to severe pain, burning, tingling and numbness, sciatica can interrupt our daily lives and make even the simplest activity such as walking, an unbearable experience. Affecting up to 10% of the population, sciatica is a common condition, rather easily diagnosed and it comes with a pretty good prognosis, with most cases resolving with conservative treatment within three months. [Read more…]