A common back pain is Sciatic Nerve Pain or commonly called Sciatica. I suffered, still do, from sciatica. There are many causes of sciatica but mine stems from my arthritis disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS.
These are some of the symptoms:
- Occurs in one leg (not both)
- Starts in the low back or buttock, and radiates down the back of the thigh and typically into the lower leg and/or the foot
- Is usually experienced as a sharp pain, as opposed to a throbbing or dull ache. Words people often use to describe sciatic nerve pain include burning, searing, sharp pain.
- Is usually worse when standing or sitting still, and feels better lying down or walking.
In addition to pain, other common symptoms include pressure, numbness, tingling, or a prickling sensation that radiates down the leg. Leg or foot weakness may also be present.
Most cases of sciatica are caused by a simple irritation to the nerve and will get better with time and nonsurgical care. However, some sciatica symptoms may indicate a potentially serious injury to the sciatic nerve and you should have your Doctor run some test to check the cause.
Follow this link for some symptoms.
Here are some of the exercises I do to alleviate my pain.