Causes of Sciatica and Treatment for Sciatica.Sciatica treatmenr has been very successful within my practice over the past 16 years. I put the good results down to combining Physiotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Pilates advice for my clients.
Although I frequently relieve people from their sciatic pain within an hour, I believe that it is only with persistent exercises and education that I can relieve them of their pain for life.
Seek short term relief but long-term resolution is my advice with sciatic pain. The ingredient to long term resolution rests in the understanding of the associated muscle imbalances that have caused your sciatica over time and resolving them through mobilisation and exercise.
So, what is Sciatica? Sciatica is quite simply where there is a structure placing pressure on the sciatic nerve resulting in pain along its course. Now, let's have a look at Sciatica in some more detail - and what you can do about it!
Sciatica occurs when the nerve in your lower back and leg called the sciatic nerve becomes compromised and inflamed either at its source, or somewhere down the back of your leg. Your sciatic nerve is the largest peripheral nerve in your body, and this explains just how it can cause such a problem to your life when it is impacted.
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The causes of sciatica are many and varied. However from my clinical experience the main causes are:
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Put simply, there are many symptoms of sciatica. However, sciatica is always associated with some form of pain. The location of this pain can vary quite a bit. It can be right or left sided back pain radiating into your buttock or may carry down the back of your leg as far as your knee - and even beyond that, as far as your ankle.
Your pain may radiate into your buttock with a separate pain on the outside of your lower leg. It may present as pain in your back or leg associated with numbness and pins and needles in your leg or foot.
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Approaches to sciatica treatment are many and varied however I am going to share with you my treatment for Sciatica which has evolved over the past number of years. The most important factor in the treatment of sciatica is an accurate diagnosis and cause for the symptoms.
Once efficiently diagnosed sciatica is effectively treated using mobilisation and stabilisation techniques. Depending on the postural position that increases the pressure on your sciatic nerve will dictate the positions at home you should avoid. Ica treatment at the early stages followed by heat treatment thereafter is usually indicated.
Seek professional advice to accurately understand your sciatica from the outset.
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Exercises for the treatment of sciatica are generally very specific. However if bending forwards aggravates your symptoms, avoid it.
If standing or arching backwards aggravates your symptoms also avoid it. That is listen to your body and respond to what it needs you to do.
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Clients often want to learn to stretch their sciatic nerve and give themselves some relief to their discomfort, but are often worried they will do more harm than good!. And ... they are wise to be concerned! There are a number of steps to complete before you safely carry out stretches for your Sciatica.
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Piriformis syndrome is a term used to describe pain arising from tightness and dysfunction of your piriformis muscle, causing compression and restriction to your sciatic nerve. The symptom is pain!
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Why are pregnant women prone to sciatica? The main cause of sciatica in pregnancy is from the natural changes in the posture and alignment of your lower back associated with pregnancy.
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Yoga can be of great benefit to your sciatica if the cause arises from tight muscles in your lower back and leg - or stress-related. Understanding the underlying cause of your pain requires a thorough assessment from an experienced Spinal Physiotherapist. It is useful then to understand when Yoga can worsen as opposed to improve your sciatic pain.
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The causes of sciatica are many. If you treat your sciatica with massage and the underlying cause is not addressed, then treatment may worsen in your condition. This may happen in a temporary capacity - or in some cases an ongoing negative effect may result. However, if a chartered physiotherapist or doctor has advised you that your sciatica is caused by specific muscle tightness, then an appropriate massage in the related area may relieve you of your sciatica symptoms.
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Home treatment for Sciatica is effective. Here are some of my top tips.
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