PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Linda Triplett stood up at her desk at work. Something popped, and pain stopped her in her tracks.
“I couldn’t hardly walk at all. The pain was just terrible. There were days I couldn’t get up, couldn’t walk, couldn’t get out of bed,” she said.
She thought it was her hip, but after a doctor’s visit and a series of tests, she was diagnosed with sciatica.
“Sciatica is when you have inflammation of the nerves in your back, spinal nerves, and you get leg pain, you get back pain, pain shooting down to your foot,” says Dr. Ali Rezai of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.