Sciatica is a form of lower back pain that radiates from the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the legs. It can cause various symptoms, including sharp, burning, or dull pain in areas like the buttocks, thighs, calves, and feet. Sciatica can sometimes be so severe that it limits your ability to carry out everyday activities. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to know what sciatica is and how it can be managed.
What Causes Sciatica?
Sciatica often occurs when there is pressure on the sciatic nerve due to herniated discs or bone spurs in the spine. This pressure causes inflammation and irritation along the nerve path, leading to discomfort and other symptoms. Other causes of sciatica include pregnancy and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal).
How Common is Sciatica?
Sciatica may be a common ailment, but it can sure pack a punch! Affecting an estimated 40% of the U.S. population at some point in their life, sciatica is one of the leading causes of physician visits due to back pain-related issues.
Symptoms of Sciatica
The most common symptom of sciatica is pain that radiates down one side of your body from your lower back into your leg. The pain may range from being mild to severe and may worsen over time if left untreated. Other symptoms include tingling or numbness in affected areas, muscle weakness in affected limbs, difficulty moving affected limbs (such as lifting your leg), and difficulty standing or sitting for long periods of time. These symptoms can have a significant impact on daily life and should not be ignored if you’re experiencing them.
Conventional Treatment of Sciatica
When treating sciatica in conventional medicine, there are a few options available. Steroid injections are a common “treatment” that provides only short-term relief. In extreme cases where other methods have failed to improve the condition, surgery could potentially be recommended.
Pain and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like NSAIDs or acetaminophen; for more severe cases, doctors often prescribe prescription pain medications.
Why Prescription Drug Treatment Does Not Work:
With prescription drugs, you might temporarily alleviate your symptoms- but the underlying problem remains. Worse yet, these medications can end up weakening and tiring out your nervous system while providing no real help to heal or restore health. In essence, they just mask the issue without ever addressing it at its core – a formula destined for failure in any long-term ambitions of wellness!
The Brain-to-Body System
Texas Nerve and Spine has developed a revolutionary pain therapy system, the Brain to Body System, which is explicitly designed for reversing chronic pain caused by nerve injury or disease. Through strengthening key areas of the body – including nerves, muscles, and cells – our expert staff have revolutionized how we approach efficiently relieving long-term agonies.
Sciatica is a form of lower back pain that affects millions of people around the world. It can cause a range of symptoms, from dull aches to burning pains in the legs and feet. The most common causes are herniated discs or bone spurs in the spine pressing on the sciatic nerve. Although conventional treatments, such as prescription drugs, may be able to provide temporary relief, they often fail to address the underlying cause of the pain.
For long-lasting relief, Texas Nerve and Spine offers a revolutionary Brain-to-Body System explicitly designed for reversing chronic pain caused by nerve injury or disease. With tailored programs that strengthen key areas of the body – including nerves, muscles, and cells – our experts have helped thousands of people find long-lasting relief from sciatica. With the proper treatment, you can too!