The pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating discomfort. Sometimes it may feel like a jolt or electric shock. It may be worse when you cough or sneeze. Prolonged sitting can aggravate symptoms. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of the body. Some people also experience numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in the affected leg or foot. You may have pain in one part of your leg and numbness in another.
Bowen treatments are usually effective for reducing the pain and Amber gives a great explanation in the video below.
Again, according the the Mayo Clinic, they advise you to seek immediate medical attention if:
- You experience sudden and severe pain in your lower back or leg and numbness or muscle weakness in your leg.
- The pain follows a violent injury such as a traffic accident.
- You have trouble controlling your bowels or bladder.