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Sciatica may be in the form of neuralgia (nerve pain) or neuritis (nerve inflammation). True Sciatica is inflammation of the sheaths or connective tissue surrounding the axons of the sciatic nerve. The pain in this instance is often a constant dull ache. Sciatic neuralgia is often caused by nerve root compression, a herniated intervertebral disc at L4, trauma, or lumbar spondylosis (degeneration of the intervertebral discs), or spondylolisthesis (one segment of the spine is moved). Pain is often paroxysmal, shooting, throbbing and intermittent. Pseudo Sciatica is a term used for sciatic-like symptoms created by a contracted iliotibial band, sacroiliac lesions, Piriformis Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or a number of other conditions which aggravate the sciatic nerve. Continue reading