Sciatica Pain

May 15, 2020 2 min read

Back pain comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be sudden and short lived or long lasting (acute). The Sciatic nerve serves a vital role in connecting the spinal cord with the skin and muscles of the thigh, leg, and foot. It begins from the nerve roots in the spinal cord in the lower back and extends through the buttock area to send nerve endings down the lower limb. It is the longest and widest nerve in the body. Sciatica is pain in the lower extremity resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. Common causes of sciatica can include a ruptured disk, a narrowing of the spine canal (called spinal stenosis), injury, pregnancy, or other injuries to the back. It typically affects only one side of your body. It causes pain and discomfort, but there are many effective treatments for it. The goal of treatment is to decrease your pain and increase your mobility. Depending on the cause, many cases of sciatica go away over time with some simple self-care treatments.

Common Symptoms:

  1. Lower back pain
  2. Hip pain
  3. Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
  4. Burning or tingling down the leg
  5. Weakness or numbness
  6. A constant pain on one side of the rear
  7. Electric shock-like, shooting pain
  8. Throbbing or pulsating pain
Anyone that experiences sciatica for longer than a month should seek medical attention. It is not always possible to prevent sciatica. However, some lifestyle modifications can significantly help reduce a person’s risk of experiencing sciatica again.

Non-Invasive therapies to help:

  1. Gentle stretching
  2. Gradual exercises
  3. Hot and cold packs
  4. Acupuncture
  5. Anti-inflammatories
  6. Massages
  7. Chiropractor
  8. Benefab Therapeutic Weighted Blanket
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