Sciatica may be termed as painful sensations in the lower extremity that occurs because ofirritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain usually starts from the lumbar area to behind the thigh. It may spread downwards below the knee area. Anything responsible for inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve may be behind this disease.
Those suffering from sciatica are advised to take bed rest. Antidepressants are suggested for the patients that suffer from this problem. Surgical procedures may sometimes be necessitated for restoring normal health. Short duration or long term treatment may be necessitated. Low back trauma injuries should be prevented. Yoga asana and conditioning exercises are good for the patients. Narcotics, muscle relaxants and anti-seizure medicines are usually recommended.