What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

If you’ve ever dealt with sciatica, you know one thing to be true: the primary symptoms are pain and discomfort.  

Unfortunately, this ailment is often associated with other symptoms, too. The ones you experience will depend largely on the severity of your sciatica, as well as the cause.

On the plus side, many people are able to work through their symptoms with self-care treatments.

•    Weakness and/or numbness in your lower back, feet, or legs
•    Loss of bladder and/or bowel control
•    Pins and needles feeling in your feet, toes, or legs
•    Pain that worsens with movement
•    Loss of movement or range of motion

As you can see, these are serious symptoms that have the potential to slow you down. That’s especially true with severe cases in which you don’t get much relief at any time of the day.

Should your self-care treatments fail, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a doctor who specializes in sciatica and related injuries. This will help you better understand the cause of your sciatica, along with more aggressive treatment options. 

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.