Leg Pain Health Center

Many types of leg pain stem from lower back conditions like a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or spondylolisthesis that irritate the nearby nerve root, with symptoms carried from the sciatic nerve down the back of the leg and even into the foot.

The term "sciatica" is used to describe symptoms of leg pain and possible numbness, tingling, and weakness that is referred from the lower back along the sciatic nerve. With sciatica, the patient may feel no back pain but have severe leg pain.