Were you looking for information about Sciatica? Ciatica is a common misspelling of sciatica.
Sciatica is a condition that occurs when there is compression on the sciatic nerve root. The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that extends down the spinal column to the pelvis and carries nerve fibers to the leg. Sciatica can cause shock-like or burning pain through the buttocks and down one leg to below the knee. Although a ruptured or herniated disc is the most common cause of sciatica, this condition can also be caused by other problems, such as a tumor, cyst, or degeneration of the sciatic nerve root.
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