URL of this page: http://freefacebookcredits2012.info/sciatica.html

Sciatica

Summary

Sciatica is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. It controls muscles in the back of your knee and lower leg and provides feeling to the back of your thigh, part of your lower leg, and the sole of your foot. When you have sciatica, you have pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling. It can start in the lower back and extend down your leg to your calf, foot, or even your toes. It's usually on only one side of your body.

Causes of sciatica include

In many cases no cause can be found.

Sometimes sciatica goes away on its own. Treatment, if needed, depends on the cause of the problem. It may include exercises, medicines, and surgery.

Start Here

  • (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Also in

Diagnosis and Tests

  • (American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America) Also in
  • (American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America) Also in

Treatments and Therapies

  • (American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America) Also in

Related Issues

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

Specifics

  • (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also in
  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

Health Check Tools

  • (DSHI Systems)

Videos and Tutorials

  • Video (BroadcastMed) - Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, KS, 3/05/2014

Clinical Trials

  • From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)

Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

Find an Expert

  • (American Physical Therapy Association)
  • From the National Institutes of Health Also in

Patient Handouts

kamagra ahora