sciatica, slipped disc

SCIATIC PAIN OR PAIN FROM SLIPPED DISC. HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE?

Sciatica pain is often experienced as a shooting, searing pain that radiates down the back of the leg. Sometimes, numbness, tingling, or burning is felt along the nerve. Some people describe the nerve pain as electric-like. Conversely, sciatica symptoms may be experienced as more of a constant, dull pain. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sciatica

Slipped disc pain. Slipped disc is also called prolapsed or herniated disc. This pain may shoot into your arm or leg when you cough, sneeze or move your spine into certain positions. Numbness or tingling sensation may also be experienced. People who have a herniated disk often experience numbness or tingling in the body part served by the affected nerves. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/slipped-disc

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