Understanding Sciatica? - Health Bulletin Site

Understanding Sciatica? - Health Bulletin Site

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Sciatica usually means agony or changed sensation in the low back that radiates into the leg, knee and foot, although each person’s symptoms may differ a little. There are different causes of sciatica:

*Irritation of the Sciatic Nerve (one of the thickest nerves in the body) by compression of surrounding muscles

*Compression of the nerves that supply the leg and low back as they exit the spinal column by disc bulges, bony growths or fibrotic ligaments

*Damage of tissues like muscle, ligament, bones or tendons in the lumbar region which can then refer pain down into the leg

*Additional causes include issues with abdominal and pelvic organs and blood vessels but in comparison to the other causes these are very rare

Because sciatica is nearly always accompanied by lumbar region pain there are similar risk indications for both Lower Back Discomfort and Sciatica:

An inactive lifestyle is a big predisposing factor for a number of reasons, when an individual is sitting for long periods they are going to be supporting the weight of their trunk, shoulder and head mostly on the lumbar region and pelvis. This leads directly to a position where a comparatively little quantity of tendons, muscles and ligaments are supporting a very big component of your body weight. Because the body prefers loads to be spread around so loads are shared, prolonged sitting can lead to over load of areas of tendon, muscles and ligaments which invariably means they get damaged and are not as good at supporting you afterwards.

Smoking is a predisposing factor thanks to the damaging effect on veins. This increases oedema in the body and in time can lessen the amount of blood sent to a materially fatigued area by reducing the flow through damaged vessels.

People working in roles that call for frequent lifting who have not been taught (or don’t use) correct method are also at larger risk.

Treatments include Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage.

Pain killers can be effective at alleviating pain in a number of cases.

Joshua Moffat is an Osteopath working in a consultant Sciatica centre in Bedford. He spends the majority of his working day precicely diagnosing the reason for a person’s sciatica and then helping them to absolutely get over the problem.