Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 40 percent of people. In the United States, it affects approximately 1 in 10 adults. This condition is most prevalent in people between the ages of 25 and 45. Sciatica is characterized by a shooting pain that originates in the lower back and travels down through the hip, buttock and back of the leg. Call Advanced Health Solutions – GA Spine & Disc today at (770) 926-9495 If you or a loved one is suffering from sciatica.