The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body. Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lower back down the back of each leg. Depending on where the nerve is affected, the pain from sciatica can range from infrequent and irritating to severe and debilitating.
Sciatica occurs most frequently in people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. It tends to develop as a result of general wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine, and even though it’s a symptom and not a medical condition, treatment plans can help decrease the persistent pain.
For most people, sciatica responds very well to conservative care. Anesthesia Pain Care Consults is able to help patients protect their back and improve their spinal health.