Can Sciatica Cause Calf Muscle Cramps?

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Definition

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.


Alternative Names

Neuropathy - sciatic nerve; Sciatic nerve dysfunction


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Sciatica occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the spine and runs down the back of each leg. This nerve controls the...

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