Sciatica is pain in the buttocks and legs arising from impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine. The sciatic nerve runs all the way to the feet and is usually accompanied by back pain at the site of compression.
Sciatic nerve pain is a type of radiculopathy. It “can be intolerable,” according to Dartmouth College physical therapist Birgit Ruppert. “Some people liken it to the nerve pain you experience if you have a toothache.”
When searching for sciatica treatment, Phoenix residents can benefit from several safe and effective approaches.