Sciatica occurs most frequently in people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old and those with a highly active or highly sedentary lifestyle. Most often, it tends to develop as a result of general wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine, as opposed to a result of injury.
Most commonly, patients who suffer from sciatica experience pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, from the lower back and down one leg, typically felt on one side of the body.
Sciatica might also cause:● Mild tingling.● Dull ache.● Burning sensation.● Pins-and-needles sensation, most often in the toes or foot.● Numbness or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot.● A sharp pain or ache in the heel of the foot.
It is important to note that pain from sciatica often begins slowly, gradually intensifying over time. In addition, the pain can worsen after prolonged sitting, sneezing, coughing, bending, or other sudden movements.