A very common problem
Understanding Sciatica is important. It is certainly something to watch out for.
It is a widespread condition. However, it’s difficult to know exactly how common it is. This is because it is often an underlying cause of a more generalized problem.
So, for example, you might have regular lower back problems. Or you might experience shooting pains down the back of your legs. Or even experience buttock pain.
In many, but not all, of these instances, sciatica could be to blame. It’s not always easy to know.
But, according to NICE, between 13-40% of us will suffer an episode of sciatica. If not often, at least at some point in our lifetime. So what is it all about? And how can it be treated?