Common Symptoms of Sciatic Nerve Compression
The most common form of leg pain from the sciatic nerve is characterized by the following 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
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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, or electric-like 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.

Sciatica is actually a symptom, not a diagnosis. The term literally means that a patient has pain down the leg resulting from compression of the sciatic nerve. The diagnosis is what is causing the compression (e.g. a herniated disc).

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