Sciatica may feel like a bad leg cramp, with pain that is sharp ("knife-like"), or electrical. The cramp can last for weeks before it goes away. You may have pain, especially when you move, sneeze, or cough. You may also have weakness, "pins and needles" numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation down your leg.
If you feel pain with these symptoms, make an appointment with Dr. Yuri Falkinstein. Dr. Falkinstein is recognized by his peers as one of the best board certified orthopedic and fellowship-trained spine surgeons in the region.
Read more about sciatica here: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00351