Sciatica is just one of the many reasons for Back Pain, but if you ask anyone who has or has had Sciatica, they will probably tell you it is one of the most intense painful experiences they’ve ever had.
I hear things like:
So, what is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a term that is “loosely” used to describe symptoms of pain, numbness or tingling that often starts in your lower back, goes into the buttock and then down your leg. Symptoms radiating into your buttock and your leg is a telltale sign of Sciatica.
Simply put, if your pain is isolated to your lower back it’s probably not Sciatica but depending on the cause of your Back Pain it could progress into Sciatica if it’s not properly cared for.
I bet you’re wondering what causes the pain, numbness or tingling to radiate into your buttock and leg?
Well, it’s caused by irritation or inflammation of your sciatic nerve, which can happen for a variety of reasons including:
The good news is most cases of Sciatica resolve within a few days or weeks without any long-term harm.
Here are few tips you can try to get some relief in the early stages of Sciatica:
And here are a few things you should AVOID:
If your Sciatica doesn’t resolve quickly, the best advice I can give you is this…
BE PROACTIVE and get professional help right away.
Why is this so important? Sciatica involves a problem with a nerve. The longer you wait, the more you risk causing PERMANENT nerve damage, which can lead to chronic pain, weakness, numbness or tingling.
Ultimately the key to a quick recovery and successful healing is understanding the underlying cause of YOUR Sciatica. Once you understand the cause, you can work to correct it so your nerve can FINALLY heal.
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Dr. Julie Krueger