Sciatica Or Disc Problem

Sciatica Leg Pain Relief

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symtoms. \parYou chiropractor can tell the difference between these two. True sciatica and a piriformismuscle problem. I'm going to show you a stretch to get rid of the piriformis muscle problemand the resultant leg pain. If you do this stretch and notice your leg pain startingto decrease, you probably didn't have true sciatica and that's great, because sciaticais harder to treat. \par So you want to sit fairly close to the walland swing your legs up so your heels touch the wall. If you leg pain is on the left,then take your left ankle and place it over your left knee. Now some of you might findthat this position is already very difficult

to get into because your piriformis musclehas become very tight. If you want to increase the stretch, shuffle up closer to the wallwith your buttocks. If you want to deepen the stretch yet again, slide your right foot down thewall so that your knee is bent. You can increase the stretch by gently bringing the left kneetoward your opposite shoulder. That is the perfect position to lie in for the next sixtyseconds using your breathing to relax. \par Do the stretch on both sides, even if yoursymptoms are only on the left, as you need to stay symmetrical. 60 seconds on both sides.Remember to increase the stretch by pulling your knee gently toward the opposite shoulderor by sliding the opposite leg down the wall.

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Sciatica Differences Between Lumbar Disc and Piriformis Syndrome Diagnoses Error

Piriformis syndrome is another one of thoseconditions that can cause pain shooting down the leg that people refer to as sciatica.Sciatica is just a general term for radiating pain. It doesn't tell us where the injuriesoccurred at. Two common ones that get mixed up are lumbardisc sprain or disc injury that's having that jelly jerked back by the nerve root or thepiriformis muscle where it grabs onto that sciatic nerve. The testing is really prettyeasy to figure out which one you have. A lumbar disc is going to hurt right awaywhen I lift that leg. You're going to feel that sharp shooting or burning pain. It willbe worse when I pull that toe back. You won't

let me get the leg all the way up to herewith a disc injury. They'll just hurt too much. The second thing that's a big difference betweenthe two is if I take the leg and I turn it a disc problem isn't going to have thatshooting pain. You're not going to have any numbness, tingling or burning in that foot.But if I put a little bit of stretch and you start to feel those symptoms, that's goingto tell us more the piriformis muscle grabbing onto that sciatic nerve. I can relieve thatpain by letting the foot go a little bit, take the tension off the muscle and then turnit again and the pain will reappear.

This is one of those signs that tell us thisis a piriformis injury that's grabbing onto that sciatic nerve and will probably don'tneed to go get and MRI to check that out because more likely than not it's not a disc injury,it's piriformis.

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