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Sciatica Cure Is Possible By Fixing The Cause Of Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatica & sciatic nerve pain are treatable and recoverable conditions that result from irritation of the sciatica nerve in the buttocks or from compression of lower back nerves (nerves that form the sciatic nerve) caused by slipped discs, spondylolisthesis, or bone spurs.
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What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a nerve disorder that impacts the sciatica nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from the lower back and runs down to the buttocks and back of the legs.
Sciatica is a condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling at any point along the sciatic nerve path (from the low back down to the calf and feet).
The sciatic nerve is a collection of nerves that emerge from the lower back and travel through the buttocks to innervate the hip, thigh, and leg.
Sciatic nerve pain can be delbiatiaing. The most common cause of sciatica resulting in sciatic nerve pain include:
- Tightness or spams in muscles of the buttocks, namely the piriformis muscle
- Slipped discs such as bulging, protruding, prolapsed, herniated, or extruded discs
- Degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis of the spine or spinal bone spur)
- Spondylolisthesis, facet hypertrophy, or stenosis
Common Causes Of Sciatic Nerve Impingement
A herniated disc is the most common cause of sciatica in sciatic nerve pain. Herniated, bulging, and slipped discs compress nerve roots that form the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is a collection of four nerve roots from L4-S2. He herniated or a bulging disc in the lower lumbar compress and impinged one or more nerve roots of the sciatic nerve. Spinal disc bulges and herniations (slipped discs) are common conditions seen in patients who sit for extended periods.
Spinal bone spurs or degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) is the second most common cause of sciatica and sciatic nerve pain. Piriformis muscle spasm is the third most common cause of sciatica. The piriformis muscle is a triangular-shaped deep muscle of the buttocks that attach to the tailbone (sacrum) and along the side of the thigh bone (femur). Congenital malformations, tightening, or spam of piriformis is a common cause of sciatic nerve pain in many.
The mechanism of pain caused by bone spurs and pirifro0mis muscles spasms are similar to the compressions caused by slipped discs. Nerve compressions caused by bone spurs or slipped discs cause nerve root inflammations. Once a nerve is inflamed, it leads to pain and malfunction.
How The Sciatic Nerve Gets Inflamed & Irritated?
Sciatica is an inflammatory condition that involves the sciatic nerve. Also, it is a relatively common spinal disorder afflicting millions of people. The pain felt is the result of sciatic nerve root irritation.
Irritation of the sciatic nerve occurs with impingement syndromes that impact the spinal cord or spinal nerves. Sciatic nerve impingement occurs by various structures and tissues that connect, form, or surround the spine or the pelvis, such as bone spurs, slipped discs, a disorder of the pelvic joints, and spasms of the gluteal muscles.
Additionally, symptoms can result from the spinal cord or thecal sac compression in the spinal canal. Contrary to common belief, it can develop from disorders or issues far away from the lower back. Severe canal stenosis in the neck, upper back, and mid-back can also cause sciatic nerve pain and symptoms.
A good description of sciatic nerve pain is a feeling of shooting, searing pain (nerve pain) that runs down the legs. In addition to leg pain, some experience numbness, tingling, or burning sensations felt along the course of the sciatic nerve.
Thus, an accurate diagnosis of the root cause is needed to recover. Precise diagnosis is not possible unless the clinician who examines you is deeply familiar with various health-related disorders that cause a sciatica-like pain syndrome.
Leg Pain resulting from Sciatic Nerve Irritation
Sciatica is a term given to back pain that runs down the back or side of the thigh or the leg. Sufferers will also complain of numbness or tingling sensations. Some even report a feeling of weakness in one or both legs. Others may even complain of bowels and bladder disturbances. Neglected cases that progress may also cause erectile dysfunction in most males.
Sciatica arising from spinal disorders are common in the following conditions:
- Spinal canal or neural foramina stenosis
- Spinal bone misalignments
- Posteior facet syndrome (facet hypertrophy or facet pain)
- Slipped disc (disc herniation) & disc bugle
- Spinal bone spur
- Spondylolisthesis & spondylolysis
- Severe scoliosis
- Sacroiliac joint inflammation
- Spasms of the gluteal muscles & piriformis
Regardless of the reason, sciatic nerve pain and impingement can become an intolerable and life-altering condition that’s hard to manage. It is a severe health problem with far-reaching consequences. If you are experiencing sciatic nerve pain in your buttocks or legs or experience numbness or tingling: you should schedule an appointment at one of our NSD Therapy® treatment centers for an accurate clinical diagnosis that identifies the actual cause of your symptoms and sciatica treatment.
Most Common Cause of Sciatic Nerve Pain is a Slipped Disc
Sciatica is a progressive disorder. Meaning, if left alone it will worsen, therefore; it should never be ignored or neglected. Ignoring and procrastination will undoubtedly lead to the worsening of your condition. The goal is to detect all the underlying disorders leading to symptoms. Timely diagnosis-specific sciatica treatment is key to long-term success.
The most common cause of sciatica is a slipped disc. Slipped discs tend to compress cord and nerves. These compressions lead to symptoms and malfunction. The sciatic-like symptoms of a slipped disc in the lumbar spine are a result of either spinal cord compression, spinal nerve compression or a combination of the two. Appropriate diagnostic work-up must be initiated to identify every aspect of a sciatic-like condition.
NSD Therapy® was created to be the most holistic method of spine care. An NSD Therapy® Center is required to evaluate every patient before treatments. NSD Therapy® is the most comprehensive system of spine treatment. The therapy is backed by an expert team of Research-Based Chiropractors, Clinical Physiotherapists, and Advanced Technology. It is your best and fastest route to recovery and well-being. If you want to learn more about non-surgical Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment Options. To conclude, sciatica and sciatic nerve pain can be fixed and repaired if you get timely care from a clinical NSD Therapy® team of Chiropractors and Physiotherapists.