Sciatica can be an extremely disabling condition. And it typically refers to pain that radiates down the leg, often into the calf, and sometimes into the foot. If we just look at a spine, we can talk about some of the sources and causes of sciatica. This is the lumbar spine, or the low back. The skin of the back would be right here. And then here is the tail bone as a point of reference. The hips are here, and these are the little bones that you would feel sticking out of your back.
The sciatic nerve actually exits just off to the side below your hip, and that is a group of nerves then that travel down the leg to the calf, and even into the foot. If we look to the front we can see a little bit more of the anatomy of the spine. These are the large bones that stack up to make the spinal column. In between the bones we have cartilage discs that separate the bones. And then turning again to the back, we see the spinal canal inside and in between these bones.
Sciatica can occur for a number of reasons. First, if we have a large disc herniation or one of these discs ruptures, it can push back into the spinal canal, compressing the nerve and resulting in sciatica, or pain that radiates down the leg. Secondarily, we can also have a pinched nerve occurring inside the spinal canal. As arthritis grows or there’s a thickening of the ligament, it can begin to crush these nerves inside the canal. As the nerves become irritated and compressed, the sciatic nerve also is inflamed, and a person.
Will experience severe pain that radiates down the leg. Finally, sciatica can occur as a direct contusion or a blunt blow to the sciatic nerve as it exits through the gluteal muscles right here. Sciatic patients often present complaining of severe leg pain. They often say the pain is electrical burning, like a terrible toothache in their leg. Many times these patients present, and they’re very uncomfortable. They haven’t slept at night. They can’t sit for very long in the car. They can’t stand or walk for more than 20 minutes.
It’s an excruciating pain. In fact, I’ve had many women tell me that it’s more severe than giving childbirth. So that’s pretty bad. Sciatic pain is a very severe pain. And it needs to be addressed pretty quickly in an attempt to try and give them some pain relief. I look to physical exam. We wanna make sure first that the sciatic nerve has not been severely injured. And so we look for atrophy of the muscles, weakness of the leg. If they’re not able to lift their foot, that would indicate that the nerve has been.
Severely injured, and we need to address it much more rapidly. We measure sensation in the leg to determine whether or not the sensation is the same from one leg to the other. And we test reflexes. Finally, we always use imaging to correlate with our physical exam, and that includes an MRI, looking at the lumbar spine, which allows us to evaluate the soft tissue, including the discs and the nerves and the spinal canal. And from an MRI we can get a very good idea of where the nerve root is being compressed,.
And to what degree it’s being compressed. And that really helps us to lay out a treatment plan. The treatment of sciatica is very broad. And really it’s driven by how much the symptoms are affecting someone’s life. If the symptoms are relatively mild, we always start conservatively. And that can include the use of antiinflammatories to try and reduce swelling around the nerve roots and within the spinal canal. We can use muscle relaxers to help assist in reducing some of the muscle spasm which is causing pain and dysfunction.
And then I always will revert to some physical therapy to begin stretching and strengthening the body in an attempt to take pressure off of that nerve. Chiropractic is another noninvasive treatment that can be very helpful, and our chiropractors use something here at Coordinated Health called flexion distraction, where they’re able to push down on the pelvis and open up the spine and take pressure off of the nerves. If the pain is more severe or they haven’t responded to conservative treatment, we have some other options. One are cortisone injections called epidural injections.
And this is an injection that is directed under xray guidance above the nerve root, and then we’re able to put cortisone right on top of the inflamed nerve. And oftentimes one or two or even three epidural injections will calm things down and allow people to move forward without pain. And then finally, if symptoms don’t get better, there are a couple of options. We have a machine that does traction, and traction works on the lumbar spine by pulling and opening up the space. And finally, if people don’t get better with this.
Lower Back Pain Causes 360 6924264 Adams Chiropractic Silverdale WA HD
If you suffer from lower back pain, your injury may steam from three common causes. I’m doctor Kurt Adams i’ve been in practice here in Kitsap County for 28 years. In this tutorial we’re going to explain these causes and offer you a safe effective nondrug treatment option to help rid you of your pain. The first type of condition we see here commonly are strains and sprains. This is usually caused by lifting and twisting, slips and falls and motor vehicle accidents. Ligaments and muscles have been stretched and torn causing vertebrae to become misaligned or hyper mobile.
We address these problems with with chiropractic adjustments that help realign the joints and improve spinal function. Leading to decreased pain, inflammation and swelling. Our team of Licensed Massage Therapist also help this kind of condition tremendously by addressing these inflamed soft tissues and ligaments. If you are sedentary or sit at a computer for long periods of time this can often lead to a second type of condition we effectively treat which is Sciatica. This is caused by discs bulging onto a large nerve that runs from your lower back down.
The back or side of your leg all the way to your feet. Chiropractic helps this tremendously by improving joint function and alignment. Thereby decreasing disc bulging. We also utilize traction and decompression of the disc that offers patients tremendously amounts of relief. And the last but certainly not least is hip and pelvis pain. This is usually caused by un level legs andor pelvis that can cause un do stresses when we walk. This can often lead to hip, knee and even feet pain. We use a specially designed table that will gently and safely correct these pelvic and.
Leg imbalances. In some cases we will prescribe you heel lifts or custom orthotics to help aid your stabilization. So whether it sprains or strains, sciatic neuralgia caused by bulged discs or hip and pelvic imbalances that effect our stride and the way we walk, chiropractic is often a safe, effective first choice for many of our patients. If you or someone you know are experiencing these problems we would love to help. Call us to schedule and appointment today. When you do, mention this tutorial and you will receive a complementary consultation.
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How To Get Rid Of Sciatica Pain Crazy Fast Sciatica Cure. Try EFT Now Energy Healing
Now You Can Heal Your Sciatica Pain, Naturally. Try This Easy New Energy Therapy, And Feel Relief In The Next 10 Minutes. Welcome, my friend. Nigel Normanton here, from Yorkshire, England. You know, millions have already healed themselves with this simple technique. Now in this short tutorial, you can try it too. Listen You’re obviously tired of repeatedly treating your sciatica pain symptoms. You’ve likely tried tons of traditional sciatica remedies. And you’re sick of hearing there’s no quick cure. But look It’s not your fault! You’ve simply been sold the old, conventional ways.
Of Western medicine, of Big Pharma’. You’ve only been taught to treat the symptoms not heal the cause right. Naturally, this simple 2minute technique works in a totally different way. Heal the hidden emotional cause and like millions of regular folks, you too will feel the rapid relief you’re hoping for Look if you’re familiar with the The Secret’ movie, Abraham Hicks or the Law of Attraction,. You won’t be surprised to learn that many openminded movie stars and bestselling authors. Such as Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Bob Proctor,.
Dr. Joe Vitale, and Jack Canfield the Chicken Soup’ guy All swear by this powerful selfhealing process. See If you’re already aware of the lifechanging possibilities of Energy Psychology. Or the secret Hawaiian healing technique Ho’oponopono. Then you’ll love this unique new combination and the speed and simplicity of 3Step EFT. If not, you’ll be staggered by the rapid results you’re about to see. Which is why these famous Doctors highly recommend EFT. Deepak Chopra, MD says EFT offers great healing benefits. Dr. Oz calls it The next big frontier in medicine!.
And Dr. Joe Mercola confirms it as A major component of our treatment program. So hand’s up who’s openminded and eager to try something NEW. You see by any conventional standards, this is a crazy cure for sure for three very good reasons It sounds crazy. It looks crazy. And here’s the kicker it works like crazy too. Which is why they’re calling it A Crazy Cure. 3Step EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques, or Tapping’. A unique combination of modern psychology and the ancient Oriental healing art of acupressure.
That’s like acupuncture without the needles! Tapping points on your face and body with your fingertips. Whilst speaking positively yet gently to your subconscious mind. To clear your blocked energy channels, or meridians. And ZAP the hidden emotional cause of your problem. See sounds crazy, doesn’t it But wait! It flat out works. The combined effect is like rebooting your body. So it’s not just for any one problem you can try it on everything. Skeptical If this is new to you, I can understand that. Most people are until they try this and prove it for themselves!.
So It’s time to dive in and test this Crazy Cure, with two quick sessions in the next few minutes. You see, emotionally simple’ problems, such as Aches, Pains, Anxieties, Allergies, Food Cravings, Phobias. Often fade away completely with the use of Step 1 alone sometimes, almost miraculously, with a single 2minute session. Most likely, though, with a few rapid repetitions. So let’s find some fast relief for you, right now, shall we. First though the required legal disclaimer. IMPORTANT 3Step EFT is a complementary therapy. It should not should be regarded as a medical claim. For medical advice, you should consult.
A qualified health professional, and the techniques described must not be used as a substitute for any treatment they recommend. In using this information, you are responsible for your own actions. So now, pick a simple’ problem to try it on. Any ache, pain or discomfort in your body, anxiety about a specific event, a food craving, simple allergy or phobia. Got one OK. To help you appreciate your progress, rate the current intensity of that problem, on a scale of zero to ten. Ten being the most intense possible, zero being no more problem at all which is.
What we’re aiming for. My brief demo shows you how and where to tap. Then you just followalong to Tap The Problem’. Let’s go. Hello! And welcome to 3Step EFT A Crazy Cure. In this short tutorial presentation I’m going to show you the tapping points that you need to use in the Step1 tapalong tutorial. There’s 8 of them and the first is on the side of the hand it’s the base of the palm the fleshy part of the hand, often known as the karate chop point where you would karate chop a piece of wood!.
So taking the fingers of the other hand, 1,2, 3 even 4 whatever feels comfortable to you as with all the tapping points, just tap gently whatever feels comfortable to you the next point is the top of the head right on the crown just tapping gently, and then you move down to the eyebrow point which is between the two eyebrows right in the middle there. Next is the side of the eye on the bone parallel with the eye there, and then underneath the eye the under the eye point.
on the bone just there. Next is the collarbone point you have two collar bones topping on either side right there. Then moving down to the breastbone point The breastbone runs down the body and at the base there’s little indentation which is known in acupressure as the Sea of Tranquility so you just tap gently on there. Then finally we have the Fingertips Point. The meridians in the body run down to the end of the fingertips, so you put your fingers together with your thumb underneath, encircle it with your other hand.
And squeeze gently on the fingertips. Whilst you’re doing that you take a deep breath in and out. And that’s it. those are the simple tapping points you need to use for the Step1 Tutorial. Ok. Now you know the tapping points, bring your problem to mind. Create a simple phrase for your specific symptom, to fill in the blanks as you tapalong for example. I have this splitting headache, I have this pain in my neck, I feel anxious about my test, I have this chocolate craving, I have this fear of spiders,.
I have these itchy eyes. Now, check the intensity again, from zero to ten. Done that Great. Now relax, and tapalong with me. Speak the words out loud, and fill in the blanks for your specific problem. Let’s tap. 3Step EFT Step 1 Tap The Problem. First Rate the intensity of your problem or negative emotion from zero to ten. Now tap. SH Even though problememotion, I know, inside, that I’m OK. SH Even though problememotion, I know, inside, that I’m OK. SH Even though problememotion, I know, inside, that I’m OK.
SH I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you. FT Breathe and feel relief. RELIEF! TH Letting go of problememotion. EB It’s OK to let go of problememotion. SE It’s safe to let go of problememotion. UE Please let go of problememotion. CB Please let go of problememotion. BB I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you. FT Breathe and release. RELEASE! SH I now prefer to feel aligned, inspired and peaceful inside. SH I now prefer to feel aligned, inspired and peaceful inside. SH I now prefer to feel aligned, inspired.
And peaceful inside. SH I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you. FT Breathe and feel peace. PEACE! Well Done! Now, rate the intensity again on that same 010 scale. Did you feel some relief already I do hope so. Did you find yourself yawning or even giggling That’s your energy shifting. Although emotionally simple’ problems often fade away as you tap, sometimes they take a few sessions to clear completely. So let’s do it again, and reduce that intensity some more, shall we. 3Step EFT Step 1 Tap The Problem. First Rate the intensity of your problem.
Or negative emotion from zero to ten. Now tap. SH Even though problememotion, I know, inside, that I’m OK. SH Even though problememotion, I know, inside, that I’m OK. SH Even though problememotion, I know, inside, that I’m OK. SH I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you. FT Breathe and feel relief. RELIEF! TH Letting go of problememotion. EB It’s OK to let go of problememotion. SE It’s safe to let go of problememotion. UE Please let go of problememotion. CB Please let go of problememotion. BB I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.
FT Breathe and release. RELEASE! SH I now prefer to feel aligned, inspired and peaceful inside. SH I now prefer to feel aligned, inspired and peaceful inside. SH I now prefer to feel aligned, inspired and peaceful inside. SH I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you. FT Breathe and feel peace. PEACE! That’s better, isn’t it Check the intensity again. Did it drop below 3 That usually means your problem is gone or going fast. If not, simply continue tap along again, free, as often as you need.
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Sciatica what are the causes and how to treat 20100915
Good morning! Good morning! Recently, have you noticed that you are having back pain all the time Health deteriorates when I am still young! Actually you are getting old! I have heard people said that having pain in this area is called sciatica. So, do you have an idea what sciatic nerve is all about It is related to sitting! Both of us are not experts, so we have invited Dr. Ronnie Chan today to explain to us what sciatic nerve and sciatica are. Good morning, Dr. Ronnie Chan! Good morning!.
So, what is a sciatic nerve Let’s talk about sciatica first. Sciatica is a type of back pain. However, many patients and even doctors will mix up sciatica with common lower back pain. The cause or source of pain is very different. The areas of sciatica are located at the buttock, back of the thigh and refer down to the calf area. According to what you have just said, the painful areas are located lower in the body below the lower back That is correct. Unfortunately, many people will say lower back pain is sciatica. It is a misunderstanding.
When people are having back pain, they will say they are having sciatica but actually not sure at all. At the back. But it is actually below the lower back, and that will consider as sciatica. Let’s take a look at the diagram. The red areas Yes, it is at the buttock, the back of the thigh and refers down to the calf area in red colour. To the ankle area Yes. All the way travel that far Yes, that is why common lower back pain will stay at the lower back, but sciatic will refer down to the lower body.
So, is the sciatic nerve this long Not really, but pain is referred down there. Pain is referred down there. That means the pain can refer farthest down to the ankle area That is correct. It is a lot clear now. So, what is sciatic nerve Sciatic nerve is the combination of a number of nerve roots. Let’s take a look at another diagram. Then we can understand sciatic nerve better. It looks complex but we just need to look at the area where I circled. In fact, sciatic nerve is composed of L4, L5, S1, S2 and S3 nerve roots.
That means, on the right hand side, L4, L5, and then S1 to 3, right That is correct. You can see where I circled, it is the sciatic nerve. Can you guess how big the sciatic nerve is How big This is another IQ question! Is it similar to a finger It is the size of your thumb! The size of my thumb! Not bad, your IQ is good! Well, I am looking at the diagram Haha! Since the sciatic nerve is so big, you can imagine how painful it is when you injure this nerve.
So, I have heard my friends said it is very painful and sometime I cannot picture how painful it is. It is because of its size in fact, it is the biggest nerve apart from the nerve roots. Is it because of the compression of this nerve that induces pain Usually it is not due to compression, but inflammation. Could you then explain to us what will cause sciatica One of the causes, which we had mentioned, is the problem at the muscle. Therefore, if the functioning of the muscles of the lower back and buttocks are not good,.
They will develop trigger points. Then the pain referral pain patterns of these trigger points are very similar to sciatica. Therefore, there are close relationship between trigger points and sciatica. Secondly, it is the misalignment. If there is any misalignment at the spine, it could cause irritations of the spinal nerve root. Then the functioning of the nerve root will be affected, and possibly causes sciatica. So, why is there misalignment in the spine Then, we need to look at the bodily conditions individually, like sitting posture, physical demands from work, any previous trauma, etc. These are possible causes.
There are many different factors which can cause misalignments of the spine. Thirdly, it is something directly affecting or injuring the nerve root. For example, disc herniation. In which I had talked about it. Also, bone spurs and canal stenosis can cause the compression of nerve roots. These will give rise to inflammation, and then pain will result. I can feel the severe pain just from listening to you. Haha! So, what are the treatment methods in case we have an injury Taking medication can decrease symptoms but may not treat the cause.
In general, if the cause is extrinsic, for example, muscles taking medication will just decrease the pain. But you are not taking care of the root cause. We will use more than one approach for treatments. We can do some physiotherapies, use heatice, ultrasound and acupuncture. All of these can help to reduce pain. Ok. Secondly, we need to exercise we can do stretching and strengthening exercise. Meaning strengthening muscles Correct, strengthening muscles. On the other side, we need to stretch the muscles which wraps around the nerve. I should put a bit more emphasis in here. About 80 of the sciatica is due to muscular factors.
The muscle which wraps around the sciatic nerve is called piriformis. We can take a look at the diagram. So, 80 of sciatica are caused by piriformis That is right. You can see the yellow coloured nerve is the sciatic nerve. You can also see there is a triangular muscle located above the nerve. That piece of muscle is called piriformis. Piriformis. Piriformis. This piece of muscle is responsible for 80 of sciatica. This is a small piece of muscle. Right, but this muscle is also strong. When this muscle tightens up or becomes fibrotic, it will compress the sciatic nerve.
Majority of sciatica is caused by this muscle. Oh! What do you mean by fibrotic That means it becomes hardened. For instance, I had talked about frozen shoulder. The muscles cause frozen shoulder are also fibrotic. Therefore, both conditions are very similar. But this one has a worse prognosis it is the nerve is bigger in this case that you may feel more painful than the other condition. I can feel the severe pain just from listening. I have a question as I know how to treat and what is the cause.
Many occasions, I have seen men would like to put their wallets in the pockets behind. Their buttocks are already imbalanced Put 2 wallets! Haha! Will that affect their sciatic nerve Of course! It is the exact location where they put their wallets So, if you do not have sciatica, you may develop sciatica! And, if you do have sciatica, pain will become more severe! You better take the wallet out, Rodney! What I will recommend, regardless you are man or woman, instead of putting wallet behind, you can put the wallet in the front pocket.
For 2 reasons, first of all, it is safer. Secondly, you are not compressing the sciatic nerve area. Yes, of course, especially for those who need to drive long distance. It hurts a lot when the area is being compressed all the time. Understood. We don’t have a lot of time, but can you teach us some exercisestretching Sure. Let me show you one simple stretching! We need to sit further away from the table. We only need to sit down to do this stretching. Put the ankle of the painful side on top of the opposite knee.
For example, the left ankle. Then, lean forward. You should feel some stretching at the left buttock area. That is the area of the piriformis. Oh! Oh! That is the triangular muscle you have just talked about. You only need to do this to stretch that muscle. Somebody may like to do this lying down. The difference is you are going to put both hands behind your thigh and pull it towards your chest. Oh, I see. But I will prefer this method for the reason Sitting down You can do this everywhere!.
What is Sciatica Can Acupuncture Help
Hi, my name is Katika and I’m an Acupuncturist at The Family Wellness Center on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and in this tutorial I’m going to talk to you about Sciatica. Sciatica is the irritation of the Sciatic Nerve and and this nerve is the thickest and longest nerve we have in our entire body Its starts at the Spinal Nerves in the lower back and runs down through the gluteal, the hamstring and into the calf. People who might experience Sciatica could be desk workers, people that spend a lot of time driving, so truck drivers.
Or people in the car for several hours at a time. Manual labourers and even people who are infrequent lifters. They might have lifted something that was too heavy. Or they may have lifted it incorrectly, that will cause extra tension in the lower back and set off the irritation of the Sciatic nerve. The three major signs that come with Sciatica are back pain, referred pain and limited range of motion. When clients come into the clinic with Sciatica they might be hobbling in, holding their back because they’re in a bit of pain. They will also find it difficult to get comfortable.
So they might find it difficult to sit or stand. They might find they wake up that way in the morning, so overnight their back has stiffened up or the muscles around the gluteal or hamstring have tightened and in the morning they wake up feeling quite sore and tense. So I would start with treating the lower back pain and just assessing what’s going on in the lower back I would use acupuncture and massage to relax, release and soften the muscles in the lower back. Often there would be muscle guarding in.
This area and guarding is when the muscles are contracted really tight to protect that area and prevent further injury. So I would use Acupuncture, massage to relax and release the trigger points and the tension along that referred pain pathway down through the back of the leg, if the sciatic pain is in the hamstring. Or if they’re feeling it more in the side of the leg then I would check out the ITB, and look at the trigger points there. Thirdly, I’d look at prescribing some stretches that might help increase their range of.
Sciatica Leg Pain Symptoms Resolved DavisSpineInsitute
When you originally presented to the office, you presented with very intense leg pain due to spinal stenosis. It limited your ability to walk and limited your ability to stand. You had suffered from this condition for a good five to six months before consulting the Davis Clinic. How are you doing today and what’s been your experience in the office I’m doing very much better, I’m comfortable now, I can walk, I have no pain in my leg at all. I’m very happy with this treatment and I recommend it very highly. Well congratulations.
On your results and we’re very proud to have you here as a patient. You also mentioned one time you were considering back surgery as an option. No they told me I was too old for back surgery and that would be very dangerous for me. So I decided not to even take a chance on that. They also recommended injections for me, but my thoughts on that were the same I didn’t want any injections. This was a program that did not hurt, it was very comfortable, it worked so perfect, and every day I felt a little better. I’m very happy with this.
Sciatica Symptoms Releived DavisSpineInstitute
When you originally presented to the office you presented with chronic lower back pain and leg pain. We managed the chronic low back pain and the disc injury with the DRS program. How are you doing today, and how did you respond to the treatment I responded quite well to the treatment. When I started I couldn’t sleep at night and I tried other things. I had shots and I had acupuncture and about after three or four weeks I could sleep at night and my pain is relieved quite a bit. I’m not still 100 but I’m about 67 and I’m hoping to get.