Were you looking for information about Sciatica? Siatica is a common misspelling of sciatica.
Sciatica is a health condition that usually results from a ruptured or herniated disc pressing on a nerve root. However, it can also be caused by other problems, such as a tumor, cyst, or degeneration of the sciatic nerve root. The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that extends down the spinal column to its exit point in the pelvis and carries nerve fibers to the leg. The compression that is produced by sciatica causes shock-like or burning lower back pain combined with pain through the buttocks and down one leg to below the knee, occasionally reaching the foot.
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