Sciatica And Back Pain
Sciatica refers to chronic pain that is felt at the base of the spine, hips and buttocks, legs and feet. When a person suffers from severe Sciatica, even tasks such as walking becomes difficult because the pain can be such a weight that can not be inserted into the foot. These painful symptoms get their name from the sciatic nerve, the longest and largest nerve in the body. These nerves in the fingers thick, and the journey from the base of the spine to the legs.
Those suffering from sciatic nerve pain often find that offensive in the fight. They may be pain free for a few months, then had a few days where the pain is quite large. Often those who experience sciatica will experience lower back pain and upper back pain in the moments they sciatica worse. Migraines and neck pain is also felt in severe cases.
What Causes Sciatica?
There are different potential causes of sciatica that has been identified by health practitioners. One of the identified causes of sciatica is a herniated disc. Between the bones of the spine are discs made of soft, spongy tissue. Stress on the spine and back cause discs to bulge, putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. Damage to the disc can be caused by things including poor ergonomics, sports injuries or other lower back injury.
During pregnancy, many women experience lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain. Pressure on the sciatic nerve is one of the most common causes of back pain of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the shifts and changes in the body means that the increased pressure on the body which in turn can lead to back pain.
Other causes of sciatica can include:
- Spondylolisthesis – a condition in which the spinal cord in the lower spine and slip forward into the lower spine
- Nerve compression caused by accident or injury
- Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal causing pressure on nerves
- Poor posture or using the body.
Sciatic Back Pain Relief
Treatment for sciatica can include lower back pain exercises and therapies to improve overall muscle function and integration to take pressure off the sciatic nerve. Surgery has also been used to treat pain caused by sciatic nerve damaged discs.
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