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Natural Sciatica Pain Relief Using Stretch Therapy Methods

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According to CDC statistics, approximately 20-40% of the population suffers from sciatica at once in a lifetime is most common during people’s 40s and 50s, and men are more frequently affected than   The condition has been known since ancient times.The first known use of the word sciatica dates from 1451.

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Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back.  ciatica is generally caused by the compression of lumbar nerves L4, or L5 or sacral nerves S1, S2, or S3, or by compression of the sciatic nerve itself. When sciatica is caused by compression of a dorsal nerve root (nervi spinalis radix posterior), it is considered a lumbar radiculopathy (or radiculitis when accompanied with an inflammatory response). This can occur as a result of a spinal disk bulge or spinal disc herniation (a herniated intervertebral disc), or from roughening, enlarging, or misalignment (spondylolisthesis) of the vertebrae, or as a result of degenerated discs that can reduce the diameter of the lateral foramen (natural hole) through which nerve roots exit the spine.

This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg. Onset is often sudden following activities like heavy lifting, though gradual onset may also occur.Typically, symptoms are only on one side of the  body. Certain causes, however, may result in pain on both sides. Lower back pain is sometimes but not always present. Weakness or numbness may occur in various parts of the affected leg and foot. About 90% of the time sciatica is due to a spinal disc herniation pressing on one of the lumbar or sacral nerve roots. Other problems that may result in sciatica include spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, pelvic tumors, and compression by a baby’s head during pregnancy.

There are very few ways to diagnose Sciatica & the diagnosis is not as important as the method with which you use in order to realign the affected area to achieve homeostasis straight-leg-raising test is often helpful in diagnosis. The test is positive if, when the leg is raised while a person is lying on their back, pain shoots below the knee.  In most cases medical imaging is not needed. Exceptions to this are when bowel or bladder function is affected, there is significant loss of feeling or weakness, symptoms are long standing, or there is a concern of a tumor or infection.  

Treatment initially is typically with pain medications however, pain management through pain medication has poor outcomes. Another treatment is removing the disk or bone that is associated with the impingement of that specific nerve or nerve root. Both medical intervention and surgery are not recommended. It is generally recommended that people continue with activities periodically stretching and foam rolling throughout the day to keep the muscles and joints malleable.

Approximately 90% of all sciatica inflammation will resolve in 2-4 weeks. If the pain is debilitating to the point where it affects your quality of life then surgery is a viable option. Surgery may be required if complications occur such as bowel or bladder problems. Many treatments, including steroids, gabapentin and most of the western medical methods have poor evidence of effectiveness.

Natural Remedies & Treatments 

  1. Foam Rolling
  2. Deep Tissue Trigger Point Massage
  3. Accupuncture
  4. CBD and combination of CBD, Bromelain, KAVA and other natural anti inflammatory treatments.
  5. Chiropractor
  6. Stretch Therapy
  7.  Qi-Gong
  8. Combo of everything listed along with spinal twists.

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About the Author : Mark H.

Hello everyone Mark Harman from Dallas, Texas. Other than owning Living Organically Valuing Exercise LLC. I am a full time Paramedic. Paramedicine along with my BS in biology has taught me a lot about the body in health and disease. I am enthusiastically obsessed with foam rolling and self-myofascial release therapies and techniques. My passion grows everyday.

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