Recently, my client mentioned she has sciatica after receiving an MRI. Not knowing much about it, I decided to do some research to learn more about it. This post is information I have come to collect and summarize to help her and others who may needed it.
What is it-
Sciatica is the term for symptoms of leg pain, tingliness, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back via the Sciatic Nerve in the back of the leg. It’s a bunch of symptoms, not a diagnosis.
Vast majority of sciatica stems from low back disorders between the L4 and S1 vertebrae, which puts pressure on the lumbar nerve root. Most commonly from a herniated disk that is pressing on the nerve root. Disc generation is another main cause. When this happens, inflammatory proteins are released that irritate the adjacent nerve. Other causes include spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), sacroiliac…
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