‘Sciatica’ is sciatic nerve irritation or entrapment; it may relate to back, hip or thigh pathology
Sciatica can present as pain, numbness or weakness in the hip, buttock and leg. It can be any one of these symptoms or any combination. This is often preceded by low back or hip pain, but at some point, the leg pain becomes the main feature. Less commonly sciatica can relate to other, more serious pathology like inflammatory arthritis, tumours, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies. We’ll help you work out why you have sciatica and what to do about it.
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