The most common symptom of a sciatic hernia is chronic pelvic pain, pain in the upper thigh, and on one side of the buttock. In some cases, pain up and down the thigh will develop if the sciatic nerve is compressed. As the hernia grows larger, it will eventually cause a swelling or bulge at the back of one thigh, just under the buttock.
- Q How does a sciatic hernia affect the body?
- Q What is a sciatic hernia?
- Q Can a sciatic hernia be life-threatening?
- Q Are men or women more affected by sciatic hernias?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for sciatic hernias?
- Q What should I know about caring for someone with a sciatic hernia?