Sciatica is the condition which can result from compression of the sciatic nerve in the low back area. The symptoms of sciatica can vary from localized pain to radiating pain down in the foot. The symptoms of sciatica can vary from patient to patient.
- Reason - The sciatic nerve can be compressed because of the prolapsed disc or it can also be compressed under tight muscles in the gluteal area. There are many other reasons which can result into sciatica.
- Assessment - The health care practitioner might have to do detailed assessment before it can be diagnosed as a sciatica.