Not all back pain is from your muscles or from slipped discs. It could be as a result of nerve pain known as sciatic pain. This pain may not be able to be treated like normal back pain. Make sure you understand the type of back pain you’re dealing with if simple remedies don’t work. That said, check out today’s article below from the site Lose The Back Pain. It discusses what sciatic pain is, what conditions cause such pain, and traditional as well as long-lasting methods to relieve sciatic pain.
What is sciatica?
Contrary to popular misconception, sciatica isn’t a physical condition. It’s actually a set of symptoms describing radiating pain which travels down from a pinched or irritated sciatic nerve.
Pain symptoms from sciatica, usually caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, can vary significantly from one person to the next. Usually starting in the lower back, sciatic pain can radiate through the pelvis, buttocks and down the back of the leg. Usually symptoms are only felt on one side of the body.
Depending on the source of trouble, sciatic pain may be felt in the foot or even all the way to the toes. Sciatic nerve pain intensity can range from minor to severe, causing burning or aching sensations.
Sciatica also causes tingling, numbness or weakness in the affected areas in some cases. Increased pain or numbness is common while sitting down.” Read on …
Wow, I did not think sciatica could be caused by so many conditions, such as herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, or spinal trauma. Traditional methods of treating sciatica are temporary, and only appear to treat the symptom, such as the use of NSAIDs or cortisone shots. However, there are treatments that have the potential for long-lasting relief from sciatic pain, such as inversion, muscle balance and trigger point therapy.