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what could cause painful sciatic symptoms?

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Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Multiple things: Sciatica is a term used to describe pain that travels into the leg. Most often we think this may be due to irritation of a nerve coming from the lower back. This can also be caused by nerves traveling into the leg through the gluteal region. Pain in the leg can also be referred from the joints in the lower spine and hip/si joints. These symptoms usually resovle in time.
Answered on Sep 17, 2012

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