1. Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is often one of the first symptoms that people with sciatica experience. The pain ranges from light to severe and has a stinging and burning sensation. The shooting pains can make it difficult to stand up straight. In addition to the pain, you may also have other symptoms, such as muscle weakness, numbness or a tingling in the leg, foot or toes. You can also have muscle cramps in your buttocks or legs, and reduced reflexes in the knees and ankles. It is usually treated with painkillers. Even though the pain is very severe, sciatica is almost never permanent. The pain will pass on its own.