Sciatica is an umbrella term for pain associated with the sciatic nerve.
- the sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body
- pain can start in the low back and be felt in the glutes/hips, back of the leg, knee and even into the foot
- it is often worse when sitting
causes can be due to disc herniation, spinal stenosis, SI joint issues and piriformis syndrome
Treatment: massage therapy, exercise, yoga, physiotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, stretches during pregnancy induced sciatica