The most common symptom of sciatica is pain that radiates from the lumbar (lower) spine to the buttocks and travels down the back of the leg and to your lower extremities, including the thigh and calf. Because it is a nerve-related condition, it is normal to experience varying degrees of pain or discomfort nearly anywhere along the pathway of the nerve.
The discomfort associated with sciatica varies in intensity, ranging from a mild ache to a distinct tingling or burning sensations to debilitating and excruciating pain. Other symptoms of sciatica include:
Muscle weakness in the affected area
Pain in one part of the leg and numbness in another part,
Burning and tingling sensations in the lower back and leg
Considering your symptoms, and while conducting a physical exam, a physician will typically assess your muscle strength and reflexes through a series of movements in an effort to replicate the movements causing the pain associated with sciatica.
Other diagnostic tools, used to assess herniated discs, bone spurs, compressed nerves, and soft tissue damage, include x-rays, an MRI, CT scan, and/or an electromyography (EMG) may also be used to assist with diagnosing the condition .
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