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.
Lower back Sciatica Acupuncture Brisbane Tan Balance Method Case Study
A: The reason for acupuncture was due to John,my son. Sort of saying try it, I got nothing to lose. I tried everything else, apart fromhaving surgery again. So let's try it. I tried it and it is obviously working. Q: What's your impression of acupuncturebefore you tried ité A: That was just a load of rubbish that somebodystuck needles into you and it supposedly worked. But since being here, in the first half hourof needles being stuck at the back of my hand. I had pain relief. If I wasn't happy about it, I would be quicklyto tell you, â€œNo, this is not workingâ€�.
This is not for me, cause of 4 years havingpain, taking handful of pills everyday to about to where I am nearly forgetting to takethe pills and the pain threshold has gone down dramatically. Anyone Who knows me andsees me and says,â€� Hey you Allan is walking straighter His facial expressions are better,I am very quick to tell them why and how. A lot of remarks are, â€œI pity he didn'tfind them 4 years agoâ€�, cause it would have saved a lot of problems for myself and I totallyagree.