Shah N. Siddiqi, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S.,
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery,
Diplomate American Board of Neurosurgery,
Fellowship in Spine Surgery
Sciatica (Sciatic Nerve Pain) is pain that starts in the low back and goes to one or both legs. It results from the 'sciatic nerve' (the nerve going to the leg) being pinched as it arises from nerve roots in the spinal canal. Causes of this pinching include: herniated disc, foramina stenosis, spondylolisthesis.