A pinched sciatic nerve can cause severe and debilitating pain. The nerve roots that exit your spine form the sciatic nerve are extremely sensitive. If the nerve becomes irritated or inflamed, sciatic nerve pain will result.
Common Misconceptions of a Pinched Sciatic Nerve
Many times people will consider any form of pain that radiates into the leg as sciatica. This is not the case. If the pain originates from a joint, this is not sciatica. If the pain originates from the nerve, this is truly sciatica.