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    The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body--about as big around as your finger. They start in the lower spine, pass behind the hip joint, and go down the buttock and back of the leg to the foot. Pain from this nerve, called sciatica, may be felt from the hip to the big toe.

    What causes sciatica?
    Sometimes the nerve is pinched between vertebrae, or its passageways are narrowed by arthritis or swelling of a sprained ligament in the area, and it becomes irritated and tender. A disk (the cushion between the vertebrae) may bulge out of place and press on the nerve. Rarely, an abscess, blood clot, or growth may push on the nerve. At times, no exact cause is found, but a movement that is normally harmless (such as bending over) suddenly brings on violent pain.

    Is sciatica different from back pain?
    Yes, although low back pain often comes with it. Usually, sciatica affects only one side. Pain often radiates down the buttock or leg. It can range from a tingling, burning, pins-and-needles feeling to excruciating, shooting pain that makes standing up nearly impossible. Coughing, sneezing, and sitting make the pain worse. Your leg or foot may be numb or weak and have odd sensations in it. You may be unable to move your foot or bend your knee.

    What can I do for sciatica?
    For severe episodes, rest on a firm mattress or the floor for 2 or 3 days, getting up only to use the toilet. Then carefully start moving around for short periods, but don't bend, lift anything, or sit in soft chairs. Over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory drugs (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) are helpful. Applying hot or cold packs may ease the pain. Many times, the pain gradually goes away with use of only these measures.

    However, you may need more attention if severe pain, strange sensations, or difficulty in walking occurs, particularly if the pain lasts more than 6 weeks. A nerve-conduction study, CT scan, or special x-ray with injection of dye into the spine may be needed to see if a vertebra or disk is the problem. Sometimes, part of a vertebra is cut away to stop the pressure or an enzyme is injected into a disk to make it shrink.

    Unfortunately, sciatica tends to recur. You may be prone to it if this or other back problems are common among your relatives. If so, you should take special care to avoid injuring your back.

    Tips on avoiding sciatica

    Lift with your back straight, bringing yourself up with your hips and legs and holding the object close to your chest. This goes for anything, no matter how light.
    Strengthen back and abdomen muscles that support your spine with swimming, walking, or exercises recommended by a physical therapist.
    Use good posture to relieve pressure on your lower back.
    Avoid sitting for long periods.
    Consider occupational therapy or job retraining if your work requires lots of heavy lifting or prolonged sitting (such as long-distance trucking).
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    When diagnosing sciatica, do not forget to rule out piriformis syndrome.

    The sciatic nerve passes under or through this muscle, if this muscle spasms it may refer pain down the leg...

    Although, most ortho and neuro tests will be negative, unlike if the sciatica was caused from a disc problem...

    Sometimes, I have seen sciatica being caused by both

    Hope this helps
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