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    Posted: Jul 30 2012 at 1:45pm
Our user asked: "hi, how do i get relief from this back pain that goes down the back of my leg..i heard it was sciatica.. thank you."
Ask a PT Response: "Sciatica is a pretty generic term used to describe pain down the leg. Sciatica can be caused by a number of conditions, ie. disc impingment, stenosis, tight piriformis, etc. It would probably be best for you to consult with a PT, so that he or she can conduct an evaluation to determine what may be contributing to your sciatica so that a plan of care can be developed based on your specific needs."
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Sciatica is caused due to the irritation happening on the spinal nerve roots. It can be due to spinal disc herination, spinal stenosis, piriformix syndrome, pelvic injury, tumor etc. Common symptoms of sciatica is pain on one side of the leg or buttock.

The treatment of sciatica varies with the underlying cause of the pain. Physical Therapy has known to produce some amazing results in treating sciatic pain.
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