Sciatica, also known as sciatica nerve pain, is a painful nerve in your back, hip and buttocks that originate from your hip/gluteal region. The sciatic muscle is the thickest and longest (up to finger width) nerve in the human body. Pain, numbness and tingling in the lower back region, hip or buttocks can be an indication of this condition. Sciatic nerve pain usually begins with dull aches and pains, but can quickly progress into shooting or stabbing pains that feel like they are stabbing through your leg or arm.
The sciatic muscle is located between the lumbar spine and the sacrum. Sciatica originates in the buttocks or pelvis and extends up the back and down the thigh bone to the knee joint. This means that the appearance of pain or swelling in the area is a sign of sciatica. Sciatica can be caused by a strain or injury to any of the muscles surrounding a nerve or muscle.
When present sciatica hernia, it can cause pain and nerve inflammation. Sciatica symptoms may include dull pain or burning, numbness, tingling, or weakness, or pain in the leg, arm, or buttocks that does not respond to treatment.
With a herniated nerve, both the nerve and the muscle must be treated to prevent further damage to the back or hip. You may have pain in your leg, arm, or buttocks and will have to be treated in the same way you would treat a muscle or nerve. If you experience pain and numbness in only one of the regions, you should consult your doctor. Treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, or muscle relaxation can help relieve the symptoms of this condition.
Sciatica can be caused by a variety of causes, such as a herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, or muscle imbalance. To determine the cause of sciatica, you should see a doctor who will examine your back, hips, buttocks, and pelvis.
If you have a herniated disc in your spine, your doctor may perform a disc test. oriotomy (or spinal decompression) to get a better look at the situation. If there is not enough space for your discs to separate, surgery may be performed. If the diagnosis is due to a slipped disc, surgery may be performed. If there is excessive fluid within your vertebrae (usually the case when a herniated disc is accompanied by infection), your doctor may perform a spinal decompression.
Muscle imbalance is one of the major causes of sciatica. Muscle imbalances can result from a lack of exercise, poor diet, and poor posture, among other things.
Spinal deformity and injury to the vertebrae and discs can cause problems with the nerve roots
If your vertebrae have been compressed, surgery may be performed to correct this problem.
Muscle imbalances can also result from a herniated nerve root. When the sciatic nerve is pinched, the muscle in your body can contract to provide pressure on the nerve. Sometimes surgery can be performed to repair the muscle, but this treatment can also lead to more problems.
An untreated muscle imbalance can also result in a herniated sciatic nerve. If the muscle cannot adequately contract to provide adequate pressure, your doctor may perform muscle relaxers or muscle exercises to help restore the proper function of the sciatic nerve.
Muscle imbalance can be treated using massage, electrical stimulation or stretching. All three of these treatments can relax muscle and correct muscle imbalances.
If you have sciatic nerve pain and numbness, you may have to use ice or heat therapy. to help reduce the discomfort. If the cause of sciatic nerve is sciatic spondylosis, anti-inflammatory medication may be prescribed.