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Sciatica is pain that radiates from the lower back and/or buttocks down through the leg, calf and even into the foot.

Whilst symptoms do not always include back pain, the main cause of sciatica is the compression of the sciatic nerve root in the lower back.

Sciatica is commonly caused by a herniated (slipped) disc.  Please see Slipped Disc for further information.

For further information on Sciatica, please see WedMD and NHS' Sciatica webpage.

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