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Can sciatica be caused by taking a very hard lick to buttock area

By July 3, 2017 - 12:42am
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I would like a answer never had this problem until chair broke at work back went one way seat went another way and I hit floor hard at first thought my hip was broke it hurt so bad worst thru years

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Hello Kathy,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community.

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.

Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.

Pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica. You might feel the discomfort almost anywhere along the nerve pathway, but it's especially likely to follow a path from your low back to your buttock and the back of your thigh and calf.

Anonymous, when did this happen? If it has been years, you may want to speak with your doctor because this pain may not be sciatica.


July 3, 2017 - 7:05am
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