Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something is wrong. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem may slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve. Some people silence their symptoms with a pain reliever and ignore the message. But that would be like removing the battery to silence a smoke detector!
Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve and can involve multiple lumbar spinal nerves that control the legs. Sciatica is a symptom of another problem usually related to abnormal curvature in the low back, osteoarthritis or spinal disc protrusions and herniations.
Sciatica occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the lower portion of the spine and runs down the back of both legs. This nerve controls the muscles at the back of the knee and lower leg and provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg and the sole of the foot.
- after standing or sitting
- while sleeping
- when sneezing, coughing or laughing.
- when bending backwards or walking for more than a few minutes.
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Graston Technique® for injury treatment and rehabilitation
An Advanced Method to Decrease Pain and Improve Function. This remarkable procedure allows us to detect and treat areas of “scar tissue” or adhesions in muscles...learn more
X-rays of a patient with sciatica and pain down the leg. The patient came into the clinic with severe low back pain, radiating pain, stiffness, numbness, weakness down the leg and difficulties in walking. After the treatment course, the patient has significant improvement symptomatically, structurally and functionally.