The sciatic nerve is located deep in the buttock. Because of its vicinity to the piriformis muscle, constriction or swelling of the muscle may lead to irritation of the nerve and pain.
The longest nerve in our body is the sciatic nerve. It begins in the lower back and runs all through the buttocks and down the legs. The sciatic nerve supplies sensation to the lower leg and skin of the foot and innervates muscles too. Sometimes, that nerve is pinched by a degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, spinal stenosis and some other abnormalities that are going to result in severe pain and a condition which is known as sciatica.
The term sciatica refers to the pain felt in the lower part of the back, buttocks, and leg(s), which occurs as a result of pinched or irritated sciatic nerve – the largest and thickest nerve in the human’s body. Sciatica is not medically diagnosed itself, but it’s one of the most common back problems nowadays. Continue Reading
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