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Sciatica – Symptoms

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Symptoms
Although pain or discomfort can occur at any point down the nerve pathway, pain typically flows from the lower back and buttock to the back of the thigh and calf in those experiencing signs of sciatica. Pain ranges from mild discomfort to a sharp, excruciating pain that can be triggered by everyday activities like sitting in one place for a long time and is usually only present on one side of the body. While mild sciatica may fade over time, you should call your doctor if pain lasts longer than a week or gets progressively worse. Seek immediate medical attention if this pain immediately follows a violent injury or if you experience sudden, intense pain and/or numbness or weakness in your lower back or leg.

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