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Symptoms of Sciatica

Symptoms of Sciatica: Introduction

The types and severity of symptoms of sciatica vary between individuals. Symptoms may include abnormal sensations, pain, weakness, burning, numbness and tingling of any areas of the legs or feet covered by the sciatic nerve. Pain may shoot from the back all the way down the leg into the foot. This type of pain may be described as shooting down the back of the leg. Pain may also occur in only one area of the lower extremity, such as above the knee or below the knee. Certain activities, such as coughing, sneezing, movement of the back or any sudden movements, can make symptoms worse.

If the symptoms and causes of sciatica are not treated, they can lead to permanent complications in some cases. Complications can include difficulty in walking or getting up and performing the activities of daily living, poor quality of life, and disability. In some cases, urine incontinence, bowel incontinence or other bowel or bladder difficulties can accompany sciatica. These symptoms are a medical emergency and should be evaluated immediately....more about Sciatica »

Symptoms of Sciatica

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Sciatica includes the 15 symptoms listed below:

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Sciatica: Symptom Checkers

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Sciatica: Complications

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Sciatica: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Sciatica?

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Sciatica: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Sciatica: Usually slow in onset.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Sciatica. This signs and symptoms information for Sciatica has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Sciatica signs or Sciatica symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Sciatica may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Sciatica symptoms.


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