What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is nerve pain that affects the lower body, primarily the legs and rear. The pain, caused by a pinched sciatic nerve, is usually centralized to one side of the body and reaches from the back down to the toes. It can be caused by a number of things including a lumbar herniated disc, a degenerative disc disease, and lumbar spinal stenosis.
Symptoms of Sciatica Include:
- Pain or burning in the legs and lower back
- Difficulty sitting or standing
- Numbness, tingling, and loss of sensation
- Hard to bend the knee, feet or ankle
A herniated disc is the most common cause of sciatica. When this happens, the disc’s soft inside begins to leak out into the outer core, creating irritation in the nerve root and extensive nerve pain. Herniated discs are sometimes called pinched nerves, bulging (or protruding) disc, slipped disc, or ruptured disc. Degenerative disc diseases and lumbar spinal stenosis are more common with age, especially those over 60.
Sciatica Nerve Pain Exercises
There is relief for sciatica. It is understandably a debilitating condition to live with, but you do not always have to live with chronic pain. Try the following to strengthen your legs and muscles easily:
- Stretch your hamstrings – Sit on the floor with your legs outstretched and touch your toes. Feel the back thigh muscles stretch. Any level of sciatica will benefit from muscle stretching. Depending on your level of pain, you could do some yoga exercises to ease the pain.
- Walking – Walking is low impact exercise. The more you do, the stronger you will be. You will be tempted to give up because the pain might be too much, but it is worth trying.
- The X-Pain Method This book is highly recommended because with it, you receive 9 additional guides on how to manage and eliminate your pain through safe and effective methods – with NO drugs. I tried this for my chronic lower back pain and I could tell the difference in one day. You get so much information, and you don’t have to pay thousands of dollars in chiropractic treatment. You can’t “cure” sciatica, but if this doesn’t help you, nothing will. Please buy it today!
Sciatica can be draining on you, both physically and mentally, but there are ways to combat it a day at a time.