Video: Symptoms of Sciatica

A Spine Expert Explains Shooting Sciatic Pain

Dr. Alex Vaccaro, an orthopaedic surgeon and professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, explains the typical symptoms of sciatica, beyond pain that shoots down your leg.

Sciatica is a symptom in and of itself; it’s a description of pain that can be associated with other spinal conditions, such as a herniated disc.  As Dr. Vaccaro explains, the pain is generally in one leg, but it can be in both.  It usually starts in your low back and then travels down your leg.

Dr. Vaccaro also talks about other possible symptoms that can accompany sciatica, including numbness, tingling, weakness, and burning.

To learn more, you can look over this article on sciatica symptoms.

Updated on: 06/02/14
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