A 38-year-old female asked:
I have a pain that runs from my mid-left buttocks to the back of my thigh just above the knee, what is this pain? someone said it maybe my sciatic nerve i have had this since february i notice it when i sit for a long time or when i run, what should i do?
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Sports Medicine 27 years experience
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Pain Management 17 years experience
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist.
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Last updated Apr 29, 2018
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