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5 Things You Need to Know About Symptoms Of Sciatic Nerve Pain

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5 Things You Need to Know About Symptoms Of Sciatic Nerve Pain
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The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and extends to the soles of the feet. When the nerve become pinched or injured, it can cause severe pain in the back as well as the legs and feet. While the cause of trauma to the nerve is often unknown, pelvic fractures, trauma to the buttocks or thighs, prolonged lying or sitting as well as heath conditions that affect the nerves, such as a ruptured disk, the growth of tumors or diabetes, can all trigger sciatica.

The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and extends to the soles of the feet. When the nerve become pinched or injured, it can cause severe pain in the back as well as the legs and feet. While the cause of trauma to the nerve is often unknown, pelvic fractures, trauma to the buttocks or thighs, prolonged lying or sitting as well as heath conditions that affect the nerves, such as a ruptured disk, the growth of tumors or diabetes, can all trigger sciatica.

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