Sciatica Symptoms Treatment
Sciatica is a pain that travels through the sciatic nerve. It starts at the lower part of the back and travels down the sides, through the hips and into the feet. This usually affects only one side at a time. It occurs most often by people who have a herniated disk, a small growth on the spine, or where a section of the spine is narrow and squeezes the nerve. Sciatica causes an inflammation of the nerve, bringing pain and a possible loss of feeling in the affected foot.
What is Sciatica?
The pain brought on by Sciatica can be very strong, but in most cases can be mitigated with simple care. When it affects the feet or interferes with bowel movement, an operation may be more beneficial. When the pain does not go away after trying home care (see “What else”), or when the pain worsens, a doctor should be consulted. This is extremely important if the pain starts suddenly or if it follows a strong trauma or an accident.
Sciatica happens when the Sciatic Nerve becomes compressed. Most often this is caused by a herniated disk or a bone growth, but can also be caused by a tumor or diabetes. It can affect women due to other causes. Older people, those who are extremely overweight, sit for extended periods of time, or work at a job that requires moving heavy objects or repeated rotation of the back, are more at risk.
Nearly all those affected by Sciatica recover, however, without proper care Sciatica can cause long-term damage. If numbness or weakness of the foot occurs, or if there is a loss of control over the need to urinate or have a bowel movement, a doctor should be contacted immediately.
In order to diagnose Sciatica and plan a course of treatment, a doctor will run several physical tests. For example, requesting that the patient stand on their toes or heels, lay on their back, stand and lift one leg at a time, or stand up after bending their knees. Pain from Sciatica worsens due to these activities.
In some cases, a doctor will request X-rays, CT scans, or an MRI in order to see the layout of the spinal bones. This is done only in cases where the pain is extremely strong, as many people suffer from herniated disks or bone growths without exhibiting any symptoms, and it may not always be the cause of the Sciatic pain. Sometimes an EMG test is requested, which can provide information regarding the state of the nerves.
What Is Sciatica Symptoms
The symptoms of Sciatica are pain which begins in the lower back and travels down through the hips and into the legs. These symptoms can be felt in only a part of that area, but most times the pain travels the entire length of the nerve. The pain can be mild, sharp, burning, or acute. It may sometimes feel like an electric shock. Coughing can worsen the pain. Some of those affected lose the feeling in the affected leg, or it may feel as though the organ is “sleeping”. Some patients will also exhibit muscle weakness. Any of these symptoms can affect the entire length of the Sciatic nerve or part of it.
Sciatic pain is usually felt only on one side of the body.
What you could do
Because Sciatica is an inflammation/swelling of the nerve, Inflame-X should be taken, as it is intended to help with such issues. Inflame-X contains six different herbs, which have anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also worthwhile to take Omega 3 Platinum, which can help with inflammation.
Sciatica can’t always be prevented but taking care of your back and spine can help. This can be achieved through regulated exercise, sitting and standing in a correct posture, lifting objects correctly (by bending the knees or with the help of another), etc.
Sometimes the pain is so bad that a doctor will prescribe medication for it. This can be an anti-inflammatory, a muscle relaxant, or other pain medication. Physical therapy can be beneficial when the pain becomes tolerable. In extremely bad cases, or when the side-effects are intolerable, an operation may be needed.
Sciatica can usually be self-treated at home. Rest is the best help, as standing on your feet and working for a long time will worsen the symptoms. Placing a cold compress for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day can alleviate the pain. After three days of cold treatments, warm compresses may be substituted, switching between hot and cold as needed.
Exercising and building up the back and leg muscles can create more space for the nerve, and thus mitigate the pain.
The sciatic nervs travels from the lower back till the feet fingers!
Sciatic symptoms is different by many people!
Sciatic pain is not from the foot its from the spine!
In rear situations sciatic will cause a long term affect!