Sciatica is a condition that is caused by compression of the nerves. This can create pain, numbness and tingling in the lower extremities and buttocks and the symptoms can be mild to severe.
This nerve compression may be caused by everything from poor posture and pregnancy to a traumatic accident and other events. It may be alleviated by improving body mechanics, through therapeutic massage or other non-surgical efforts. To relieve pain, the pressure on the nerve needs to be relieved, providing almost immediate relief of the pain and other symptoms.
There are many causes of sciatica, and often the treatment plan that is best for the patient will be determined by the cause of the condition, the severity of the symptoms, the patient's preferences and other factors.
Sciatica often occurs when people hit their forties or fifties. It is a pain syndrome that occurs in the buttocks, thigh, calf, and foot due to compression, injury, and inflammation of the sciatic nerve. It is usually caused by a herniated intervertebral disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, or neuromuscular injury, and is accompanied by pains, hot sensations, numbness, paralysis, paresthesia, or a dull, heavy feeling radiating from the lower back or hip to the thigh, calf and/or foot, sometimes with accompanying weakness in the leg.
A simple case of sciatica may heal on its own, but you may suffer from severe stress due to too much pain. Such stress can actually make sciatica last longer, so the sooner you can get relief, the shorter a time you may suffer from it.
Many who have lived with chronic or recurring pain from sciatica have found effective relief from their condition by visiting Franklin Pain and Wellness Center. If you suffer from Sciatic pain, contact us.
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