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The sciatic nerve is the longest in your body, coming from the spinal cord in the small of your back, dividing in two and running through both buttocks, legs, and calves and finishing in the feet. When this nerve is pinched and becomes sore it is called Sciatica. This may happen for a number of reasons. The cushions between the bones in your spine (vertebrae) can bulge outwards and press on it (see Prolapsed Disc).

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Tags: Back - Lower, Lower Body, Hips, Legs, Feet, Muscles, Back pain, Sciatica


Fibromyalgia (also known as Fibrositis) is a felt as a series of sharp stabbing pains in the neck, shoulder blades, arms, chest, lower back and hips. The cause of these chronic widespread aches is not known, and most people find that it takes a number of years (7) to have it diagnosed. Diagnosis is eventually made on the basis of pain in 11 of 18 specified locations on the body.

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Tags: Neck, Neck & Shoulder, Shoulder, Back - Upper, Back - Lower, Arms and Legs, Lower Body, Hips, Back pain, Neck / Shoulder problems


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