Sciatica is a type of pain caused by an irritated nerve. It's felt from your bottom down to your feet and toes.
Symptoms of sciatica include shooting pain in your bottom and the backs of your legs.
Treatment for sciatica includes exercise, stretches and painkillers.
Sciatica is due to something pressing or rubbing on the sciatic nerve. The most common cause is a slipped disc in your spine.
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