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Is it possible to get what feels like a charlie horse in the sciatic nerve?Goes from my butt all the way to my calf&lasts about 5 minutes! ouch!.

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Dr. David Hicks
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In brief: Muscle

A charley horse is a muscle usually which if sudden and cramping is present.
While sciatica flairs it usually is constant with classic burning quality from the buttock down the back of leg to heel. The hamstring muscle will give you cramping.

In brief: Muscle

A charley horse is a muscle usually which if sudden and cramping is present.
While sciatica flairs it usually is constant with classic burning quality from the buttock down the back of leg to heel. The hamstring muscle will give you cramping.
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