Can Sciatica Pain Cause Headaches

Top 3 Exercises for Sciatica and Pinched Nerve

Have you heard of sciaticaé A lot of peoplecomplain about nerve pain down the back of their leg. Usually the cause is withinthe lower back or pelvis. I'm going to give you 2 stretches today for the sciatic nerve. Itis the largest nerve in the body. It runs down the back of the leg and splits into two behindthe knee. It runs the whole way to the foot. It can cause shooting pain, numbness, tingling,dead leg feeling or the feeling that your leg is falling asleep. The first exercise is this. It is called flossing.We are going to sit up nice and straight here. What you are going to do is straightenthe affected leg or the leg with pain.

Stretch that leg out and look up at the sametime. As you are doing this, if you are doing it right and you are doing it on thepainful leg, it could actually make the symptoms travel down your leg. That is ok.You are putting a stretch on the nerve. We are going to hold that 5 seconds. Then bendyour knee and look down. 5 second hold here. 5 second hold, 10 times each way. Thisis called flossing. The next exercise is called a slump stretch.Same idea here, as you are doing this exercise, you could experience increased symptomsdown the leg and that is ok. Outside of the flossing or this exercise,no other exercise should increase the pain

travelling down the leg. Everything else shouldactually decrease the pain in the leg and you will experience more pain in yourlower back. What we do is this: Feet against the wall, knees straight, fingers interlockedbehind the head. Then you are going to slump forward. So bring your elbows in. Thereyou go. This should cause pretty sharp symptoms down the back of your leg. It iscalled the slump stretch and it is ok to feel increased pain down the back of the leg. Wehold this for 30 seconds and we do 3 of them in the . Now if that is too difficult,if that is too advanced, here is what you can do: Place your arms behind you and situp and arch your back. What you want to

try to do is if that is too much for you,if that is too intense, you can place your arms behind your back and simply arch your back.Rock your pelvis forward. That will do the same exact thing but it is a little less intensethan interlocking your fingers behind your neck and leaning forward. This is a littlemore basic. So you can modify. The same idea though 30 seconds, 3 times. If you canat least get yourself to sit up straight with the legs straight, feet flat against the wall,you are in good shape. The third exercise you should do for sciaticaor symptoms running down your leg is this: Realize that with symptoms travelling downyour leg, often there isnt a problem within

the leg. The problem is within the lower backor the pelvis. The sciatic nerve, the nerve roots where it originates is in your lowerback. If you are getting pressure on the nerve roots there either from disc degeneration,from a herniated disc or, as is also common, a problem within the pelvis and the sacroiliacjoint. If you have a problem there that is putting increased pressure on the nerve, thatis what creates the symptoms in your leg. You can think about it like this: if you havea long garden hose and there is water running through it and you pinch one end,obviously at the other end you are going to have less water flow. Same idea in your body.If you pinch that sciatic nerve, that is

what creates the symptoms. That is what changeswhat you are feeling down your leg. The solution isn't to continually addressthe problems in your leg. Or to put heat on your leg or ice on your leg. The solution is torelieve the pressure on the other end of the garden hose or the other end of the sciaticnerve. So what you need to do is figure out what is causing the symptoms down your leg.A good Physical Therapist can help you do that and they can decipher through testingwhether it is coming from arthritis or disc degeneration or stenosis in your back, a herniateddisc or a problem in your pelvis. So the third exercise that you should be doingis the 3 exercises that are addressing the

Headaches Mechanical and Nutritional Causes of Headache Pain

Hello, my name is Jeff Aberle and inthis tutorial we are going to discuss the most common causes for headaches. And most of youthat have headaches that are going to be watching this really don't know where they're comingfrom. You're probably thinking it's stress related. You've probably been checked outfor any oddities like cancer or tumors inside the brain. I mean sometimes those are verysudden and acute onset types of headaches and sometimes they're slow onset. That's notwhat I'm going to be talking about here. I'm just going to be talking about the typicalheadache and the reasons for it and how to go about solving it. So here I have a 3d modeland we're going to use this to discuss the

headache type cycle that people have. Andsome people can get headaches behind the eyes, around the eyes, in the temples, sometimeson the side of the head, sometimes over the top of the head and all the way down to theback. So they start down around here and come up around the head into the eyes. So all thesedifferent types of headaches, believe it or not, are somewhat related. And they are caused,often times, from a thing called a cervicogenic headache. Now cervicogenic just means comingfrom the neck. And there's multiple reasons for this again. Let's look quickly in termsof structure. We can't get into a lot of details because there's just a lot of animations thatwould have to be made to get into a ton of

the details. But when it comes to the neckmusculature it will all relate to some of the deep muscles that we'll show. So hereI'm going to take away the Trapezius. And down in here some of these people get thereheadaches through these muscles. This is the Splenius Capitus muscle. Both sides here.I thought you could see the label, but you can't. And, then we take away the SpleniusCapitus muscles and we've got these muscles and they're called Semispinalis Capitus muscles.So we'll take away those again because headaches can come from these where these muscles tightenup. And we're going to hide those. Hide That. Now we get into some of the deeper musclesof the neck. And if you have headaches and

you've stuck your finger up here and pushedon these muscles. Not this one per say. I'll remove that one. But some of these smallerones. You can feel these are very tight and contracted. And when you push on it, it eitherrelieves your headache or it actually increases it. And if you massage that, it might increaseyour headache while you're massaging it, but then it relieves it a little bit afterwards.So why is that the caseé Well if these muscles are contracted in the neck, they can causea lot of distortions up here. And they can also trigger this, thing called, um. Thisconcept where you get kind of like an ice cream headache concept. Where the pain fibersfrom these muscles, as they're going into

the brainstem, the spinal cord. They can actuallykind of like cross talk with the Trigeminal nucleus. And that concept will actually giveyou headache pain along the face. The eyes usually and up into the forehead and downthrough here. And that can happen very easily from that Trigeminal nervenucleus influence.And that's from pain fibers being stimulated through here. And you don't necessarily feelthe pain here, that's the odd thing. I'm not really describing it perfectly. It's actuallycalled nociception. But it's the pain fibers, the nociceptors, which detect injury are actuallybeing fired and on their way up to the brain, they cross talk with the nucleus that handlesand is responsible for facial pain. And that's

how you can get facial pain sometimes fromthese spots right through here. That's a very common reason. The other thing that can happenis you can get distortion in the meningeal tube that's deep in the spinal cord here.And we're not going to go into that. I think it shows it here somewhat. The lighting justisn't right. You can see the spinal cord in there, ok that yellow thing. And that yellowthing has around it a tube like structure called the meninges. And that, if that thinggets twisted and distorted in such a way, that too can give you intense headaches. Anduntil you get those meninges released with some specific chiropractic adjustments throughthe Advanced BioStructural Correction technique,

Spine 101 Why we hurt Explaining Bone and Muscular Pain

Hello, my name is Jeff Aberle. And inthis tutorial I'm going to try and explain to you how the spine and spinal malpositionsand distortions can cause basically any type of ache or pain that you're experiencing.Whether it's headaches or knee problems or back pain or neck pain or tight muscles anywherein the body. All that's explainable and so in this short tutorial I'm going to try and domy best to explain that. What you're looking at now is a tutorial of normal spinal motion.And what I want you to kind of get from this is that every bone participates in the motion.Every bone is contributing. Every bone is moving. There's no stuck areas. And thingsare good. When you look from the front or

from the side here you see a curve in theneck. You see a curve in the thoracics. And you see a curve in the lumbars. From the backeverything is perfectly lined up. Now most people think that their spines look exactlylike this. And when they have an ache or a pain. They might even think that somethingsout in their back. They think that one or two little things have gone wrong. And theythink that they get a treatment or two and everything should be back to normal. And theyshould be pain free. This is what most people, I think, believe. But there's much more tothat. So let's just real quickly show what abnormal motion is like. And yes, this isa whole nother tutorial. This animation starts

out this way. So what we're doing is takinga happy, healthy spine and an unhappy spine. A very twisted up and distorted frame. Andbelieve me, a lot of people have this. You might be one of them. You might not look exactlylike this. You might not even look close to this. This curve on you might be up here.You might actually look fairly straight from the back, but over here you have multiplecurves all embeded within the primary curves. Remember how I said there was one neck curveand one thoracic curve. Well here you can see there's three curves in the thoracics.There's one there, there's a reverse one there and there's that one. Lot's of people havemultiple curves as you run your finger down

their back here or measure on xray. So ifyou've got a problem or an ache or a pain. It's probably why you're watching this tutorialactually. You probably have a whole bunch of these spinal distortions as well. And there'sno way you're fixing this in one or two treatments. It's impossible. You might be able to getrid of pain in one or two visits. That happens once in a while, but usually this is moreof a process to correct this stuff and reverse this back to this position. The good newsis it actually is possible to do that. That is the good news. Ok, let's go to the animation.So here what we're going to do is show that crooked, distorted spine and how it movesrelative to the normal spine. So here we go

through the same ranges of motion. Not thesame distances, but the same. I shouldn't say. The same types of motions, but the rangesare obviously going to be different. The actual value amounts in degrees. What I want youto notice here is that chunks of bone are moving relative to the other pieces. And you'llalso notice here that I cut the spine in half here. I'll show you why I did that here. Ididn't bother remaking this animation. With a full spine because I want to show you what'sinternal. But you see how all that moves as a chunké Now here it actually moves to theright and you can see individual motion there. But to the left that thing moved as a chunk.ablock. Now what's interesting is when someone

comes in with a spine like this and I actuallystart treating them. It feels like I'm working on a block of wood. So a lot of people, especiallyyoung people that haven't had a lot of time to get a lot of these distortions and twistsand all this stuff. They have more flexible spines so when I put them up against the walland they give themselves a hug and I push them lightly up against the wall. And youcan see other tutorials of the actual treatment being done. With someone like this it feelslike I'm pushing a block of wood up against my hand. And for maybe a teenager or somethinglike that, it's not that way. Or somebody that has good spinal health. Their spine actuallyfeels flexible. And that's really interesting.

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