Is Sciatica Causing Your Leg Pain?

Sciatica

Sciatica

(BlackDoctor.org) — Who would have ever thought that leg pain could be the symptom of a back issue? The body is a meticulous form, and what affects one system or attribute can become apparent in another.

Sciatica is commonly used to describe pain traveling in the distribution of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back. Branches of the sciatic nerve extend through the buttocks and down the back of each leg to the ankle and foot. Sciatica is a symptom caused by a disorder occurring in the lumbar spine. Here are the most common disorders that cause sciatica:

Trauma

Sciatica can result from direct nerve compression caused by external forces to the lumbar or sacral spinal nerve roots. Examples include motor vehicle accidents, falling, and injuries sustained during football or other contact sports. The impact may injure the nerves or occasionally fragments of broken bone may compress the nerves.