Sciatica is simply a pain that runs from the lower back down the leg, often into the foot and toes. It is triggered by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve caused by a compression.
Some people suffering from sciatica also may experience a burning, tickling or prickly sensation, normally on one side of the body. The type and amount of pain a person experiences hinges on the area of the nerve compression.
In certain instances the pain may be very light, while in others it can be incapacitating and intense. The majority of people will recover from an episode of sciatica within a few weeks, the pain can sometime worsen over time or persist for much longer. Everything depends upon the underlying root cause.
Sciatica plus Nerve Deterioration.
It is unusual, however in some instances sciatica can result in permanent nerve damage. The irritation of the nerve that induces the sciatica pain typically is reversible.
Symptoms of a more critical medical complication include bladder or bowl incontinence, growing weakness, or the loss of sensation in the leg.
Specifically Where the Sciatic Nerve is Located?
Sciatic nerves are the longest in the body. They reach out from the lower back completely down to the toes of the feet.
Sciatic nerves leave the spine between two vertebrae in the lower back and travel behind the hip joint down the buttocks and along the back of each leg into the feet.
Sciatica is brought on by the irritation of one or both of these particular nerves. Generally, a herniated disc puts pressure on the sciatic nerve root.
Many times, people suffering from sciatica have leg pain, which makes them incorrectly think that the sciatica is due to some kind of problem within the leg.
Other sources of sciatica can include spinal tumors, spondylolisthesis, trauma, spinal stenosis, or sciatic nerve tumor or injury.
Anyone Can Easily Have Sciatica.
Many people believe that sciatica is something that merely effects people who have a sedentary lifestyle. And while it’s correct that sedentary people are more at risk to get sciatica, it really can affect active people as well, specifically if they participate in activities that involve twisting the back or carrying heavy weights routinely.
Sciatica will typically resolve itself within a few weeks. Therapy options include exercise, physical therapy. For some patients, however, the pain can last much longer, so individualized therapy plans are recommended.
Sciatica Therapy Solutions.
Another more natural and less invasive sciatica therapy option is gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment. By naturally decompressing the involved spinal disks pressure on the sciatic nerve can be eased and the pain from sciatica can go away.
If you or somebody you know is suffering from sciatica, contact us today for your free consultation. Our medical professionals can tell you if gentle, non-surgical spinal decompression treatment is a good option for treating your sciatica and other pain and spinal issues.
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