back pain, sciatica, slipped disc


Sciatica is a term that describes symptoms of pain, numbness and/or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve from the lower back to the buttocks and legs. The medical term for sciatica is lumbar radiculopathy. Sciatica symptoms are typically felt on only one side of the body.


  • degenerative disc disease (breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae)
  • lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back)
  • spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)
  • pregnancy
  • muscle spasm in the back or buttocks
  • slipped disc

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