“Inflammation in the sciatic nerve is mostly due to a rupture in the disc that develops into the canal, which eventually touches the nerve structure. When seeking treatment for sciatica in Paramus, NJ, patients can expect practitioners to first try to determine where the pain may be coming from.
In cases where the patient is unable to lift his foot upwards, the sciatica is most likely originating from the lower leg and foot where the L4 nerve root is located. Aching from the lateral and exterior areas of the foot would typically lead to trouble in lifting the heel from the ground and tiptoe walking. Jerking reflexes are diminished in both cases. “