Sciatica

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Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
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Begoña Martinez de Tejada Weber
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I have a pain in my buttock extending to the thigh, is this normal?

Pain that starts in the lower back and radiates to the buttock and down the leg is a sign of sciatica. It is due to compression of the sciatic nerve. In severe cases your physician may prescribe physiotherapy sessions.

Practical advice:

  • Rest, leaning back supported by cushions
  • Hot baths

Last update : 29/01/2019