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Sciatica (cont.)

Sciatica Symptoms

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The most common symptom from sciatica is pain. Most people describe a deep, severe pain that starts low on one side of the back and then shoots down the buttock and the leg with certain movements. Sciatica can also cause hip pain.

  • The pain is usually worse with both prolonged sitting and standing. Frequently, the pain is made worse by standing from a low sitting position, such as standing up after sitting on a toilet seat.
  • In most people, the pain is made worse by sneezing, coughing, laughing, or a hard bowel movement. Bending backward can also make the pain worse.
  • You may also notice a weakness in your leg or foot, along with the pain. The weakness may become so bad you can't move your foot.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2014

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