Causes for sciatica pain
There are two common causes for sciatica pain: herniated disc and piriformis syndrome. The first thing you need to do is identify the root of the problem.
Bear in mind that sciatic pain is just the syndrome, not the disorder you need to identify.
Make sure to seek an advice from a physician and explain him your symptoms and pain.
Let’s explain the two causes.
Herniated disc is actually a pain that is caused by ruptured disc that pinches or irritates the nearby nerve or a bulging of the disc.
Piriformis syndrome, on the other hand, is a rare condition in which the pain is caused by an irritation to the sciatic nerve.
The irritation is caused by a muscle in the buttock.
This muscle, called the piriformis can push the sciatic nerve against the tendons located beneath the muscle.
The result is pain in the leg or/and in the buttock.