Sciatica can be a real pain in the bum! It can also be a pain in the back, leg, calf and foot or in more extreme cases, all of the above!
As the longest and largest nerve in the body; running from your lower spine, through your buttocks and down the back of your leg, there are several different areas that can be affected along it’s journey.
The term ‘sciatica’ is commonly used to describe any pain or numbness anywhere along the sciatic nerve.
With that said it’s no surprise that a lot of the clients we see in the clinic with such symptoms don’t fully know or understand what sciatica is and there are many myths and misbeliefs surrounding sciatica and the treatment available that we will dispel below.