Sciatic Nerve Damage From Steroid Injection

Sciatica is a type of pain that stems from the irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body running from the spinal cord through the buttocks and down each leg any right below the knee. Common symptoms are leg pain tingling and numbness in the leg and feet, and pain throughout the lower back and buttocks. To diagnose a physician will conduct thorough physical exam of the patient to asses’ tenderness over certain areas of the spine along with the monitoring mobility of lower extremities.

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