What exactly is sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body; it runs from each side of the lower spine through deep in the buttock into the back of the thigh and all the way down to the foot. It serves a vital role in connecting the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles. The term “sciatica” refers to the pain experienced when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed by inflammation or other spinal abnormalities.


Sciatica usually occurs on only one side of the body and follows the nerve from the low back to the foot and toes.

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Shooting pains
  • Sudden stabbing pains
  • A burning sensation

Can it be treated?

The Bonati Spine Procedures can provide immediate relief with sciatica treatment, especially if your symptoms of sciatic pain are related to a herniated or bulging lower lumbar intervertebral disc that is compressing one of the nerve roots before it joins the sciatic nerve. When surgery for sciatica is required, The Bonati Spine Procedures are the best alternative to open back surgeries that often result in long recovery time.

Get Help!

If what you’ve read about describes what you are feeling, allow our physicians and staff to review your case and verify if the Bonati Spine Institute can help you. Click here to discuss your condition with one of our patient advocates or call us at 855-267-0482.

Some information in this blog was captured from the Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica page on spine-health.com. You can find the page here: https://www.spine-health.com/conditions/sciatica/sciatic-nerve-and-sciatica.