An intervertebral disk can pressure a nerve due to a protrusion and cause a painful condition known as sciatica. Sciatica is the pain in the sciatic nerve which spans from the lower back to the hips and buttocks and down to each leg. This condition can oc
6 Simple Moves To Ease Sciatica | Prevention. One of the most common causes is Piriformis Syndrome. "This happens when the piriformis, a small muscle deep in your hips, becomes tight and compresses the sciatic nerve, often leading to burning pain and numbness on one side of your butt and down the back of your leg," and it's not just the piriformis. Tight hip flexors compound the problem by making the piriformis muscles work harder, causing it to tighten and pinch the sciatic nerve.