Female | 30
Asked on 20th Aug, 2022

I have tingling in my legs starting from the back trough the buttocks continuing down to the legs. I was doing exercises stretching as forward fold and split recently. Pain started more than two weeks ago

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Dr. Shubhanshu Bhaladhare

Spine Surgeon

9 years of experience

Answered on 26th May 2023

The way you explained your symptoms is very typical of Sciatica.
I happens when the soft disc in between the two spine bone get compressed while lifting something leading to it's backward protrusion where the nerve supplying your leg lies. This cause a severe radiating pain from back to buttock.
Usually with few days of complete bed rest it recovers on its own. However if it persisted for more than one week it's a red flag and needs a spine specialist consultation.