Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.

Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine, or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain, and often some numbness in the affected leg.

Medical diagnosis is made via monitoring of signs and symptoms, physical exam and nerve examinations, and also sometimes X-ray or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, if a herniated disk or other structural abnormality is presumed.


  • Continuous discomfort in just one side of the butt or leg

  • Leg discomfort that is commonly described as burning, prickling or scorching (versus a dull ache)

  • Weakness, numbness or trouble moving the leg or foot

  • A sharp pain that could make it difficult to stand

Many doctors have provided extremely limited therapeutic options. These consist of limiting movement (which could irritate the condition), use of dangerous cosmetic medications, physical therapy, and the last resort being a surgical procedure.


Remember this before seeking treatment... 2 of 3 people that have NEVER had pain have tendonitis, spinal stenosis, bulging discs, herniated discs, and other structural abnormalities. These are the same abnormalities that are incorrectly blamed for causing your sciatica.

This is proven by scientific studies and published by the most trusted medical journals in the world. If your pain has lasted longer than this, it probably has nothing to do with the nerve.

So what does this mean for you?

The tests may show these structural abnormalities exist, and your pain is real and often severe. However, these structural abnormalities almost never have anything to do with your sciatica. If they did all those millions of people with the same structure wouldn’t be completely free of pain.

That’s why everything you’ve tried so far has only provided some temporary relief. Then the pain and other symptoms come rushing back again and again...

The old-school medical approach treats the symptom, the sciatica, spinal stenosis, bulging disc, herniated disc, protrusion or extrusion. Since that is almost never the cause of pain, any positive results are only temporary.

The latest neuroscience studies have shown that the cause of pain, and other symptoms based on structure and physiology, actually have a psycho-physical cause associated with stress and tension.

You already know that stress and tension exacerbate your pain. What you’ve never known before right now is that what causes your stress and tension is what actually causes your pain. The same pain that is almost always incorrectly blamed on sciatica.

Over 30 years of scientific and neuroscientific research have determined this outcome. The biggest benefit for you is that the real cause of most pain has been determined. You have new options to relieve your pain that were completely unavailable before. This stops the days of ongoing pain management and adds the possibility for millions of people to use a conservative, safe and proven method to permanently eliminate their pain and other symptoms.

A purely intellectual and emotion focused approach pioneered by Dr. John Sarno in the 1970’s has proven exceptionally effective for people diagnosed with bulging disc, herniated disc, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, whiplash, sciatica, migraine headaches and other incomplete diagnoses.

While most doctors are not aware of this concept, millions of people have been helped through the work of Dr. Sarno and many other doctors and experts since then. You too can benefit by opening up your mind to this alternate reason for your pain and the simple approach to ending your symptoms.

The downside is that not everyone can be pain free. The upside is that there is a Pain Test that has been scientifically developed to provide an objective result based on your specific situation. This will provide you exactly what you need to know about whether or not you can permanently end your pain.