Or is it? The fact is most patients don't know what sciatica really is. Even more interesting, many in the health care field misuse the term daily.
Our longest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve travels from the lower back and buttocks into the legs. It is very common for people to have problems with the sciatic nerve, including sciatica. However, many people are unaware and misinformed as to what sciatica actually is.