Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve, which runs from your hips to your feet, is irritated. It generally gets better in four to six weeks however can last longer.
Check if you have sciatica
If you have sciatica, your:
● Backs of your legs
● Feet and toes
● Painful – the pain may be stabbing, burning or shooting
● Tingling – like pins and needles
Your signs and symptoms may be worse while moving, sneezing or coughing.
You may also have back pain, however this is not generally as bad as the ache on your bottom, legs or feet.
You likely don't have sciatica if you only have back pain.