The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs from your lower back down through your hips, buttocks, legs, and feet. Sciatica is a condition where the sciatic nerve becomes irritated, causing pain in the lower back, legs, and feet. Sciatica affects almost 40% of adults and can be very painful. The good news is that there are effective ways to treat sciatica and relieve the pain. With the right diagnosis and treatment plan, you can lead a pain-free life.
The symptoms of sciatica are as follows: –
The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc or a pinched nerve. When vertebraeslip forward or discs weaken over time, the nerves can become compressed. However, this is often the result of gradual movements over time, such as bending or sitting for long periods of time.
Sciatica can be caused by a number of different conditions, listed below. If you think you may be suffering from sciatica, please consult with a doctor or other medical professional to get a proper diagnosis.
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While it may not be possible to prevent sciatica from always occurring, there are key points which may help in preventing it and protecting your back. These include:
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Sciatica is a term used to describe pain caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. This nerve extends from your lower back through your buttocks and down your legs. When sciatica pain strikes, it’s usually felt on only one side of your body.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It extends from the base of your spine all the way down your legs. If spinal structures, like bones or joints, shift out of alignment and put pressure on this nerve, you’ll experience pain. Poor posture, degenerative conditions, and repetitive motions can cause a gradual shifting of spinal vertebrae, causing them to press on the sciatic nerve. In like manner, an acute injury can knock bones or joints out of alignment, causing them to press on the sciatic nerve and produce sciatica symptoms.
There are some things you can do to prevent future sciatica flare-ups:
Exercise regularly to maintain strength in your back.
When sitting, maintain a good posture.
Avoid bending over to lift heavy objects.
Practice good posture when standing for long periods of time, and wear supportive shoes.
Maintain a healthy diet.
“Back pocket” sciatica – Sitting for extended periods with your wallet, keys, cell phone, or any hard object in your back pocket has been known to aggravate the piriformis muscle, under which the sciatic nerve runs. This can cause pressure on the nerve and ensuing pain.
Yes, sitting can make sciatica worse. Prolonged sitting can worsen sciatica as the pressure travels down into your glutes, hamstring and foot.