Kulkarni Speciality Care Center

Sciatica

What is Sciatica ?

Sciatica is a pain that originates along the sciatic nerve which extends from the back of the pelvis down the back of the thigh. The sciatic nerve is the primary nerve of the leg. It is also the largest nerve in the entire body. Sciatica is caused by a herniated disk in the spine that presses on the sciatic nerve and have to be treated by Best Neurologist. Other causes that may put pressure on the sciatic nerve may include the following:

  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Abscess
  • Tumour
  • Blood clot
  • Awkward sitting position
  • Any nerve disorders
  • Piriformis syndrome, or entrapment of the nerve by muscle and connective tissue