Sciatica: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
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What causes sciatica? 4 possible conditions

Sciatica is a sensation, in which you feel a moderate to intense pain in your back, buttocks, and legs. Learn about the cause and treatment. Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Slipped (Herniated) Disk

The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by disks composed of a hard outer ring with a gelatinous material inside. Injury or weakness can cause the inner portion of the disk to break through the outer portion.

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2

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition in which one of the lower vertebras slips forward onto the bone below. It's usually treated with therapy or surgery.

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3

Radiculopathy

Radiculopathy refers to disease of the spinal nerve roots. Radiculopathy produces pain , numbness, or weakness radiating from the spine.

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4

Pregnancy

Bleeding or spotting, increased need to urinate, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period are signs of pregnancy.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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