2. Pain in the Buttocks
As mentioned, the sciatic nerve is the longest in the human body and it performs a wealth of different jobs. Essentially, these all revolve around carrying the data from your brain to your legs and vice versa – input and output.
And because the nerve is in charge of such a wide area, this means that the pain can also be felt in a variety of different areas.
This includes shooting pain in the buttocks which can make it difficult to sit (among other things). We’ll be looking at some of the other areas where this pain can make itself known too, as we go through this article.