Sciatica can be caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back or our leg and in this case we can feel the pain in this area. Usually, it may affect only one side of the body. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back, buttocks and the back of one or both legs. It is the largest and longest nerve in our body. It consists of many nerve roots or fibers from the spinal canal, which then pass to form the sciatic nerve, which is as thick as a man’s thumb at its largest point. The rib extends below the piriformis muscle in the buttocks, and then down the back of the leg. It is divided into two ridges above the back of the knee, which serve as leg and foot.
Symptoms of sciatica
- You may feel pain in your lower back, buttocks and back of one or both legs
- You can also feel weakness that can make your knees bend when rising from a sitting position
- Paresthesia- this condition is a pinching sensation, burning and tingling, better known as “pins and needles”
- You can feel inability to flex enough to walk on his heels ankles, this condition is called ‘Foot drop’
The most common causes
reflexes weakened knee and Achilles tendon
lumbar disc herniation it is also known as bulging disc, protruding disc, herniated disc, ruptured disc, or a pinched nerve.
lumbar spinal stenosis it is a condition that is caused by narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back area.
piriformis syndrome is a condition that can occur when a nerve root of the sciatic nerve is pinched by a piriformis press
isthmic spondylolisthesis can be caused by a fracture or bone defect connecting the two facet joints. It is the result of a vertebra from sliding forward on top of the bottom.
Degenerative disc disease is a condition when the weakened disc can cause micro disorderly movement in that level of the spine, exposure of inflammatory proteins disc, resulting in irritation of that area.
spinal tumor. Tumors located in this area of the back can put pressure on a nerve root.
muscle strain. Inflammation caused by a muscle strain can press a nerve root.
Scar tissue . The nerve root compression by scar tissue.
Pregnancy. Hormonal changes, shifting the center of gravity, or weight gain during pregnancy can cause sciatic nerve pain.
discover the root cause of your pain
To find out the cause of your sciatica, you need to consult a physical therapist or an osteopath, because the body of every human being is different and the cause of sciatica can be different. You can try the FAIR test just to get an idea of himself.
take a lateral decubitus position, so that the affected leg is the one at the top.
See if it is painful to move the upper leg into flexion, adduction and internal rotation of 90 degrees, as shown in the following video.
In case if you have a sharp pain in the hip, you probably have tight piriformis and cause sciatic nerve pain.
If you do Openers hip and hamstring stretching, sciatica pain can be significantly reduced.
If you do this seven yoga positions every day, which will help ease his pain.