Sciatica Leg Swelling

Sciatica Animation

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.

How To Massage Swollen Legs Using Lymphatic Drainage and Acupressure Massage Monday 268

Hi everyone, this is Yasuko and it's timefor Massage Monday. This week I'll show you how to massage your swollen legs using lymphaticdrainage techniques and acupressure points. This is a nice treat for your tired legs atthe end of a long day. Caution: If you have a blood clot also knownas Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or severe swelling such as lymphedema do not do this! First let's get the lymph going. As you cansee there are clusters of lymph nodes in the groin area and the back of the knee. Lie on your back with your knees bent andlightly caress the inguinal nodes from the

hip bone along the bikini lines. Now lightlycaress up the popliteal nodes in the back of the knee on both sides. With your palms lightly caress your leg fromthe ankle all the way to the groin several times.Then put your hands on the calf from the top and bottom so that your thumbs are on theinside. Caress the leg upward with some strength in your thumbs several times.Cup the calf muscles from underneath and caress up to the back of the knee several times.Then caress up the thigh muscles from the knee to the groin.If you want to reduce the swelling faster,

let the gravity help you by raising your legs. Now I'm going to show three acupressure pointsthat are effective for tired swollen legs. The first one is called Kidney 1 and it'slocated on the sole of your foot in the center at the edge of the ball of foot where thecolor changes. The direct translation of this point is quot;bubbling springsquot; and it helps torevive the energy. Press with overlapped thumbs. The second one is not part of the major meridians.It's called Lost Sleep and it's used for insomnia but it's also effective in controlling thewater retention and elimination. It's located right in the middle of the heel. To be moreexact it's where the lines cross between the

second and third toe to the heel and betweenthe ankle bones. You can press it with a hooked thumb of the opposite side. But since theheel is hard it's much easier to step on a golf ball. The third one is called Urinary Bladder 57and it's located where the calf muscle turns into the Achilles tendon. Press this pointwith overlapped thumbs from underneath like this or from the inside. If you have longfingernails hook your other fingers on the shin bone and press the pad of your overlappedthumb. Once you know the location you can rest it on your knee. This point is on thebladder meridian and it helps with water elimination

and detox. Repeat on the other side. Taking a bath or even just a foot bath beforethe routine is a big plus because it improves circulation and relaxes the muscles. And footbath by itself is sooo relaxing anyways. I have some foot bath recipes right here. Thanks for watching. I'll see you back nextweek. Feel free to comment below and please don't forget to subscribe.

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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