What is Sciatica ? Is it a dangerous illness ?

Sciatica is a common name given to a condition when a nerve coming from the spinal cord is pressed, trapped or irritated by a prolapsed disc. Although the problem is in the back, you feel pain along the course of the nerve in addition to back pain. Most commonly paingoes downto a leg on the back side and then along the calf till foot. This pain is often worse than the back pain.
However this is not a disease and not a diagnosis. It is only a symptom and signifies that the disc or bone of spine is causing some effects to nerve and the management needs to be more aggressive. Many people or physician with inadequate understanding of this symptom scare the patients. You should not be afraid of sciatica , but do follow the treatment sincerely and be more aware.

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