Have you had sciatica? Anyone who has knows it's not much fun. Sciatica can be a pain in your back, your buttocks, your thigh, and can go all the way down to your foot.
The term sciatica is often misused for any and all back pain, but that's not what it is. It is nerve pain from the Sciatic nerve. This nerve starts at your lower back, passes through your buttocks, down the thigh, all the way to the lower leg. This is why you can feel symptoms anywhere along this route. You might feel it all the way or just in pieces.
There are various causes for sciatica and ALOT that can be done to help it to go away.