A bundle of nerves in the lumbar spine form the sciatic nerve, which is the biggest nerve in the body. There exists the sciatic nerve in the spinal column in the hip and travels down each leg back. Once the sciatic nerve or the lumbar nerves are compressed, irritated or damaged which creates many symptoms called sciatica.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is not a condition but more like a symptom which is something else wrong with the body. It is often the lumbar spine nerve compression, which shows pain or numbness.
Sciatic pain often occurs in a single side of your body and might spread outward along the nerve length. Sciatic pain usually becomes worse while you sneezes or coughs.
Just as sciatic pain, the numbness of sciatic exists on a single side of your body and spreads the nerve length. The numbness usually shows as either a tingling or burning feeling.
People who suffer from sciatica usually have difficulty in moving, sitting or standing in particular. Sciatic nerve pain may be mixed with other problems such as pulled hamstrings.
People sometimes would have weakness on the lower limb as well as can not control their bladder due to sciatica. This suggests severe damage to the lumbar spine nerve. People should be treated with medicine if they have such symptoms.