Sciatica Topic Guide
Sciatica: Sciatica is lower back pain with pain that radiates through the buttocks and down one leg. Common causes include herniated disc, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy and a pinched nerve. Treatment involves applying a cold pack and taking pain medications.
Spinal Stenosis Spinal stenosis, an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal. The most common cause of spinal stenosis is degenerative arthritis. There are types of spinal stenosis that depends on the location along the spine, cervial, thoraci, or lumbar. Symptoms are generally experienced to the areas of the body that is regulated by that portoin of the nerves in the spinal chord. Treatment is generally surgery.