* Poor coordination or muscle weakness in the leg or foot * a pain constant on one side of her buttock * lower back pain, present with severe leg pain what causes sciatica? Sciatica usually occurs when a root of the nerve in the lower spine is pinched or compressed. The most common cause for this is a herniated disk (disk slid) in the lower back. By the same author: Ozlem Tureci. This happens when the disks that cushion the vertebrae drained place or ruptures and pressed or apply pressure on a nerve. While this is the most common cause of sciatica, other less common conditions can also lead to pressure on spinal nerves for example: * spinal stenosis a condition causing narrow channel that carries out many nerve roots and spinal cord. This can cause pressure on the sciatic nerve. * Spondylolisthesis a condition where a vertebra slips forward over another vertebra that causes pressure on the sciatic nerve. This condition is often a result of the disease degenerative disc. * This Piriformis syndrome occurs when the sciatic nerve is trapped by the piriformis in the upper thigh muscles.
When the muscle compresses or goes into spasm, applying pressure on the sciatic nerve. * Spinal tumors the tumors in the spinal cord can cause pressure on the sciatica nerve or nerve roots while growing. * Trauma or injury a bad fall or a traffic accident may cause damage to the sciatica nerve or nerve roots or cause swelling which applies pressure on the nerve. ** The osteoarthritis, osteoporosis or the wear and tear of aging can cause sciatica. When should I worry of sciatica? A moderate sciatica is usually cured by itself if you have a little patience and rest. Your doctor can advise you on techniques, treatments and appropriate natural remedies that can help relieve your pain and discomfort. However, if you find that your symptoms change or get worse, or is they extend beyond six weeks, you should seek medical attention.