Upper Back Pain

Sciatica Leg Pain

Sciatica pain could be in the form of a leg pain. The pain takes its origin in the lower part of our body and extends to the hips. Then it spreads to the knees and foot and this is the reason this pain is generally identified as leg pain. But its not correct, as leg pain and sciatica pain are both different .But when we call it sciatica leg pain, it is the sciatica pain but which spreads to the leg. Sciatica is generally a nerve in our body which is in fact the largest one in our body. The range of pain can differ from a single tingling feeling to a one which becomes unbearable. In severe cases, it is like an electric shock.

The symptoms of sciatica leg pain are quite similar in nature. You could have difficulty in bending the knee or in walking. There could be pain while coughing or sneezing .If you experience any of these, you might be suffering from sciatica leg pain.

There are some limited treatment options available. The first treatment is self treatment. A rest for sometime can cure the pain but be careful, as prolonged rest can worsen your condition. Also, you can try hot and cold ice packs alternatively. Stretching exercises without twisting or bending any muscle can help you a lot. You can also take the help of a good physical trainer. Over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, tylenol, acetaminophen and ibuprofen are commonly available to alleviate the pain.