If you’re experiencing pain that radiates from the back into the buttocks, groin or down into your legs, you may have a condition called sciatica.
Sciatica is a condition that causes pain along the distribution of the sciatic nerve. The degree of pressure on the sciatic nerve usually dictates how far down the leg the pain is felt.
Sciatica can make activities of daily living difficult and lead to weakness, tingling, and numbness in the leg and foot. If left unchecked, sciatic pain can grow worse, and the nerve can become permanently injured.