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Sciatica

Sciatica

WHAT IS SCIATICA?

Sciatica is a term used to describe irritation of the sciatic nerve.

The nerve itself begins in the lower back, formed by several nerve roots as they exit the spine.

Once formed, the sciatic nerve runs just in front of the SI joint, to the buttock & down the back of the leg, eventually branching off into nerves that supply the front & back of the lower leg, ankle, & foot.