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Sciatica is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, a large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. It controls muscles in the back of your knee and lower leg and provides feeling to the back of your thigh, part of your lower leg and the sole of your foot. When you have sciatica, you have pain, weakness, numbness or tingling. It can start in the lower back and extend down your leg to your calf, foot, or even your toes. It's usually on only one side of your body.
Researchers find potential new target for chronic pain treatment

Researchers find potential new target for chronic pain treatment

Researchers develop electroencephalography-based test to objectively measure pain

Researchers develop electroencephalography-based test to objectively measure pain

Physician-scientists treat first patient in the U.S. with focused ultrasound for neuropathic leg pain

Physician-scientists treat first patient in the U.S. with focused ultrasound for neuropathic leg pain

Effective dose of cannabidiol for safe pain relief without the typical 'high'

Effective dose of cannabidiol for safe pain relief without the typical 'high'

Daily exercise facilitates elimination of toxic proteins from muscles

Daily exercise facilitates elimination of toxic proteins from muscles

Medical marijuana may alter brain connections to provide relief from chronic nerve pain

Medical marijuana may alter brain connections to provide relief from chronic nerve pain

Alpine HC launches new range of electric adjustable beds for comfort and mobility

Alpine HC launches new range of electric adjustable beds for comfort and mobility

Study finds neuroinflammation in spinal cord, nerve roots of patients with chronic sciatica

Study finds neuroinflammation in spinal cord, nerve roots of patients with chronic sciatica

Post-surgical opioids can prolong pain for more than three weeks, study shows

Post-surgical opioids can prolong pain for more than three weeks, study shows

DePuy Synthes launches CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device to simplify spinal fusion surgery

DePuy Synthes launches CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device to simplify spinal fusion surgery

Less invasive therapy relieves low back pain, study states

Less invasive therapy relieves low back pain, study states

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Elderly patients can benefit from herniated disc surgery, study shows

Elderly patients can benefit from herniated disc surgery, study shows

Experts defy exclusion of acupuncture in two British governmental guidelines

Experts defy exclusion of acupuncture in two British governmental guidelines

Non-invasive optogenetic therapy can help treat chronic pain

Non-invasive optogenetic therapy can help treat chronic pain

Promising therapeutic strategy for relieving neuropathic pain

Promising therapeutic strategy for relieving neuropathic pain

Short course of oral steroids unlikely to provide much benefit for patients with acute sciatica

Short course of oral steroids unlikely to provide much benefit for patients with acute sciatica

New research can help explain prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica

New research can help explain prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica

Controlling acute and chronic pain in women

Controlling acute and chronic pain in women

Poor body mechanics cause chronic lower back pain

Poor body mechanics cause chronic lower back pain