Running down the side of your lower spine, through the back of your thigh and down to your foot, the sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. You may have experienced pressure to this nerve if you’ve suffered from a herniated disc. The sensations that accompany problems with the sciatic nerve are known as sciatica. Symptoms tend to vary but often include numbness or tingling in the affected area. In the video below, a spine specialist discusses common symptoms of the condition and why you should seek care to prevent pain and damage from progressing.
For more information about sciatica symptoms and treatment options, make an appointment with Kraus Back and Neck Institute today. The founder of KBNI, Dr. Gary Kraus is a leading Houston neurosurgeon specializing in spine health, spine surgery, and non-surgical spine treatments. Please visit us online or call us today at (888) 816-8954 to schedule a consultation.