Swelling is not a common symptom of sciatica. Common sciatica symptoms include
feeling numbness or tingly sensations, pain, weakness, trouble moving your leg or controlling its movements. Sometimes coughing or straining or stooping or sitting in one position will accentuate sciatica.
For more information on sciatica - http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/h/sciatica.html
Swelling may be caused by many things including some kidney or liver problems or from an obstructed vein or other things. Sometimes there is no clear reason for leg swelling but it's a symptom you should definitely get checked out. Be sure to consult with your physician on this. Good luck!
Hi thanks for replying. I have all of the above symptoms waiting on doc's letter to go have an MRI and a spinal block. The swelling in my leg has gone now, I did mention it to doc but he didnt really have much to say. Hopefully MRI will tell me whats wrong.