Sciatica or sciatic neuralgia is a commoncondition in which one of the spinal nerve roots of the sciatic nerve is compressed resultingin lower back, buttock and leg pain. Sciatic nerve is a large nerve derived from 5 spinalnerve roots: L4, L5, S1, S2 and S3. It runs from the lumbar spine through the buttockdown the leg and the foot on the posterior aspect. There is one sciatic nerve on eachside of the body. Typically, only one side of the body is affected.A typical sciatica pain is described as a sharp shooting pain in the lower back, downthe buttock, thigh and leg on one side of the body. There may also be numbness, burningand tingling sensations. The pain can get
worse with sitting, moving, sneezing, or coughing.The patterns of pain depend on which nerve root is compressed, and follow the dermatomedistribution. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniatedspinal disc. The spinal disc is a soft elastic cushion that sits in between the vertebraeof the spine. With age, the discs become rigid and may crack, the gellike center of thedisc may protrude out and become a herniation outside the normal boundaries of the disc.Disc herniation presses on the nerve root as it exits the spine.In majority of the cases the condition resolves by itself after a few weeks of rest and conservativetreatment. Pain relief, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory
drugs and muscle relaxants may be prescribed.Stretching exercises and physical therapy may be recommended.Surgery may be needed if the pain doesn't go away after 3 months or more of conservativetreatments. The herniated disc may be removed in a procedure called discectomy. Or, in anotherprocedure called laminotomy, part of the bone of the vertebrae may be cut to make room forthe nerve.
Pain in the butt
Hi welcome to Stressed Out Stress Free myname is Vincent Woon. This tutorial is in respond to my YouTube viewer telling me that he hasa pain in his left butt mainly from sitting too much in front of the computer.Pain in the left butt, basically what happened is the muscles around your butt tightens upand hit the nerve.so that's why he has pain in the butt. So that's why most people willsaid it's the sciatic nerve sciatic painsciatica because when all the muscles tightens up ithits the sciatica nerve and the pain will go down from your butt to the knee.So how do we take care of the pain in the butté I'm going to show you a couple of stretchesand also massage technique in order to get
rid of the pain.Alright! First stretch I'm going to show you is you get a chair and put your leg this waymake sure it's straight and what I normally do is bend the other leg. See the other knee,bend down and you'll feel the stretch right here, right there. So hold on there and bendyour knee you can actually feel the stretch here. One,two,three and do as many as youcan to loosen up the pain. Other stretch you can do is sit on the chairsimilar but turn sideways, similar but just pull your leg this way towards you and you'llget the same stretch all down here on the butt This way one two make sure you push thisdown closer towards you and this area here
is straight like such. One two three.Ok those are the two stretch and if it still doesn't work! First thing you need to do thenis to loosen up the area here. To loosen up the area what I normally do is I lift my legup.turn this way like such. Front view turn to the left exaggerate a little bit, liftup higher turn to the left then lift up turn to the right. That way it creates movementand loosens up the whole area there. And if still aches, use your finger pad put pressureright onto the pain area and turn left, goto the next area right left right. Put a littlepressure press into it left right in and out. These are the three technique that I woulddo and I recommend my client to do it. So
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