Sciatica Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is sciatica?

The sciatic nerve starts in your lower back and runs through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Sciatica is an extremely painful condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated. Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying lumbar injury and a BioSkin back brace can reduce pain by relieving pressure on the nerve. 

What causes sciatica?

The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc that is pinching the sciatic nerve. Other causes include bone spurs, spondylolisthesis, or spinal stenosis.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Sciatica causes pain that starts in the lower back and travels down the back of the leg. The pain can also be associated with numbness, tingling, or a deep ache.

What is the best back brace for sciatica?

The best back brace for sciatica will address the underlying medical condition with targeted compression and spine stabilization. BioSkin utilizes a dual-pulley system to provide vectored and targeted compression to the spine and relieve pressure on the spinal nerves.

Herniated Discs