Sciatica is a pain that runs from the lower back down the leg, often into the foot and toes. It is brought on by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve brought about by a compression.
Some people dealing with sciatica may experience a burning, tickling or prickly sensation, generally on one side of the body. The type and amount of pain a person experiences is dependent on the site of the nerve compression.
In certain instances the pain may be very light, while in others it can be incapacitating and severe. Although most individuals will recover from an episode of sciatica within a few weeks, the pain can sometime worsen with time or persist for a lot longer. Everything depends on the underlying cause.
Sciatica and also Nerve Deterioration.
Although it is rare, in some instances sciatica can cause irreversible nerve damage. The irritation of the nerve that creates the sciatica pain usually is reversible.
Symptoms of a more critical medical problem include bladder or bowl incontinence, growing weakness, or the loss of sensation in the leg.
Exactly Where the Sciatic Nerve is Located:
Sciatic nerves are the longest in the body. They extend from the lower back all the way down to the feet.
Sciatic nerves leave the spine between two vertebrae in the lower back and travel behind the hip joint down the buttock and along the back of each leg into the foot.
Sciatica is triggered by the irritation of one or both of these nerves. Usually, a herniated disc puts pressure on the sciatic nerve root.
Generally, people suffering from sciatica have leg pain, which makes them wrongly think that the sciatica is caused by some sort of problem within the leg.
Other sources of sciatica can include spinal tumors, , trauma, spinal stenosis, or sciatic nerve tumor or injury.
Anyone Can Easily Have Sciatica.
Lots of people believe that sciatica is something that only effects people who have a sedentary lifestyle. And while it’s correct that sedentary people are more at risk to get sciatica, it in reality can affect active people also, specifically if they participate in activities that involve twisting the back or carrying heavy weights often.
Sciatica will typically resolve on its own within a few weeks. Treatment options include exercise, physical therapy. For some patients, however, the pain can last much longer, so individualized treatment plans are advised.
Sciatica Treatment Solutions.
Another more natural sciatica treatment option is non-surgical spinal decompression treatment. By naturally decompressing the involved spinal discs pressure on the sciatic nerve can be eased and the pain from sciatica can disappear.
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