What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is pain arising from the pressure in a large nerve that passes through the buttock, called sciatic nerve. The nerve is formed from nerve roots that originate from the spinal cord, pass out between the disc spaces into the buttock, then into the back of the thigh and leg. The sciatic nerve controls sensation and function to the leg and foot.
When you suddenly start feeling lower back pain and/or hip pain that radiates towards the back of your thigh and into your leg, you possibly have a protruding or herniated disc in your spinal column that may be pressing on the nerve roots in...