can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating discomfort. Sometimes it may
feel like a jolt or electric shock. It may be worse when you cough or sneeze, and prolonged sitting also can
aggravate symptoms. Usually only one lower extremity is affected.
Sciatica is a
non-specific term that describes pain ,numbness or tingling sensations that travel from the buttocks down the
back or side of the leg. Sciatica symptoms can have various causes. Typically, this type of pain is
generally associated with the compression of the sciatic nerve by a damaged or prolapsed spinal disc. This
situation is very serious and produces a pain that is nearly constant and unbearable. Surgery is the only
viable option in this situation.
pain or numbness with your activities and body position, suggests that a muscular source is the cause, and
not a disc herniation. Trigger points in the buttock and hip regions can easily produce sciatica symptoms.
Typically, trigger point in the gluteus minimus and
piriforrmis produced sciatica symptoms occur secondarily
to a previous (or concurrent) low back or hip pain disorder.
Sciatica Be Treated?
Sciatica treatment decreases tightness and spasm in the tissues surrounding the low
back and bones of the spine to decrease compression of nerves and restore optimal postural alignment to
eliminate symptoms. The treatment of Sciatica should be directed at both the Sciatica as
well as the underlying cause. Some possible options for treatment of include:
treatment addresses acute and chronic pain. Complementary Therapy recommends that prevention should
be consider to reduce or eliminate the recurrence of Sciatica.