20 Oct Sciatic nerve pain
Pain that radiates down the back of your leg, numbness or tingling that extends down to your foot, a quick jolt each time your cough or sneeze-sounds like sciatic nerve pain, right?
Approximately 90% cases of sciatica with proper treatment, will settle within 12 weeks (3 months).
Sciatica pain can be controlled through non surgical pain treatments that include: pain medication, anti-inflammatories, or physical therapy.
Sciatica pain can worsen at night, when standing, sitting for long periods of time, sneezing, coughing or laughing.
Aciatica is a symptom
Sciatica is a symptom, not a condition. It’s leg pain (anywhere from the lower hip and butt region, all the way down to your toes) resulting from a pinched nerve-stemming from a herniated or slipped disc.
Sciatica pain stems from a muscular strain. Try this simple test: take your thumb, and push around on the muscle in your lower back and see if you can find spots thet affect your pain. If you locate a region that upon pressure triggers pain-your pain is probbaly muscular stemming from muscles tightening.
Sciatica has been reported to occur in 1 to 10% of the population, most commonly in peaple age 25 to 45 years.
Some cases of sciatica pain may occur when a muscle located deep in the buttocks pinches the sciatic nerve. The muscle is called the piriformis. The resulting condition is called piriformis syndrome. Piriformis syndrome usually develops after an injury. It is sometimes difficult to diagnose.
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that starts in the lower back.
• It forms near the spine and is made up from branches of the roots of the umbar spinal nerves.
• It travels through the pelvis, then Deep into the buttock.
• It then travels down each leg. It is the longest and widest single nerve in the body.
Sciatica is nor a diagnosis but a description of symptoms. Anything that places pressure on one or more of the lumbar nerve roots can cause pain in parts or all of the sciatic nerve.
Lower back conditions may lead to sciatica
Sciatic nerve disorders
• Herniated disk
• Spinal stenosis
• Degerative disc disease
And other abnormalities of the vertebrae can cause pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Can sciatica pain be prevented?
There are many exercises that can help prevent sciatica pain. Some specific exercises that can help prevent sciatica pain include stretches for your back muscles, strengthening exercises for your back and abdominal muscles, and exercises to improve the flexibility of your back muscles.
Similarly, exercise can relieve sciatica pain in many ways. It can help stretch and strengthen the muscles around the spine and the sciatic nerve. It can also improve joint flexibility and range of motion and reduce soft tissue swelling.
Do you want me to help you prevent and/or relieve sciatica pain from movement? Contact me so that I can study your case and give you a personalized solution to the state of your condition.