The sciatic nerve reaches all the way from the lower back to the bottom of the legs. If a herniated disc or bone spur presses on this nerve, it can cause sciatica. This infographic from Center for Laser Spine Surgery has more information.
Sometimes you have to fall from the mountain to realize what you are climbing for. Obstacles are placed in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for. From every wound there's a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I was deeply wounded but I survive.