What is Sciatica?
“Sciatica” is the common or lay term for lumbar radiculopathy. Sciatica refers to compression, irritation, disease or dysfunction of the spinal nerve roots often causing pain, numbness, or weakness into the legs (the area innervated by the sciatic nerve).
What is Pinched Nerve?
Nerves enter and exit the spinal cord and branch out into the muscles of your body. Those nerves can become pinched due to many different causes. When you have a pinched nerve in your back, it transmits signals of pain to your brain. It could also create numbness or weakness in your extremities. These signals should not be ignored. They are signs that you need to seek treatment for at Interventional Pain Management Associates.