The bad Sciatica usually affects one side of the body. This pain may be dull, sharp, burning, or accompanied by intermittent shocks of shooting pain beginning in the buttock and extending down the back or side of the thigh and / or leg. The Sciatica then extends below the knee and can be easily felt in the feet. Sometimes symptoms include tingling and numbness. Sitting and trying to raise can be painful and difficult. Coughing and sneezing will certainly intensify the pain.