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What is location of symptoms of sciatica?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Back & Leg Pain

Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.

In brief: Back & Leg Pain

Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sciatic nerve

Sciatica refers to pain along the distribution of the sciatic nerve.
Commonly it refers to pain starting in the buttock and traveling to the back of the leg to the ankle. There is rarely pain in the front (anterior) thigh with this complaint. Pain in that location is commonly referred as a femoral neuropathy.

In brief: Sciatic nerve

Sciatica refers to pain along the distribution of the sciatic nerve.
Commonly it refers to pain starting in the buttock and traveling to the back of the leg to the ankle. There is rarely pain in the front (anterior) thigh with this complaint. Pain in that location is commonly referred as a femoral neuropathy.
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One leg

Sciatica is a term for pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, anywhere from the lower back, buttocks, down the back of the leg, to the foot.
There may also be weakness, numbness, tingling, particularly in the leg and/or foot. The location of the pain and/or numbness varies according to the location that the sciatic nerve or nerve root is affected.

In brief: One leg

Sciatica is a term for pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, anywhere from the lower back, buttocks, down the back of the leg, to the foot.
There may also be weakness, numbness, tingling, particularly in the leg and/or foot. The location of the pain and/or numbness varies according to the location that the sciatic nerve or nerve root is affected.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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