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What are some key symptoms of sciatica?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 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: Pain
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 can be associated weakness in the leg and foot. Sensation changes, such as numbness, may also occur. More severe cases can be associated with bowel/bladder issues (an emergency).

In brief: Pain
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 can be associated weakness in the leg and foot. Sensation changes, such as numbness, may also occur. More severe cases can be associated with bowel/bladder issues (an emergency).
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Radicular pain
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: Radicular pain
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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