Myths, symptoms and facts about Sciatica you should know

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Viral News Boy :- Sciatica is pain or numbness anywhere along the sciatic nerve which passes through the lower spine, the buttocks, and down the backs of the legs caused by compression of the nerve.

It’s called sciatica because the pain typically travels along the sciatic nerve and the pain can be mild or severe.

Sometimes it may feel like a jolt or feel excruciating. Sitting for long hours or even sneezing can trigger the pain.

Symptoms of sciatica can include:

1. Painful sensations, including a burning or tingling feeling, down the back of the thigh and all the way down to the calf

2. Radiating pain anywhere along the lower spine, buttock, and down the back of the leg

3. Numbness in one area of the lower back, hip, or leg, and agonizing pain in another area nearby

4. 4. Muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling in the area in the lower back, hip, and leg

 

For some people, sciatica only affects one side of their body at a time.

Below are some of the myths about Sciatica

1.Sciatica Is a Condition

People commonly call sciatica a condition or a diagnosis, but it is really a symptom, indicating that something is irritating a nerve root in the lower back.

2.We Don’t Know What Causes Sciatica

Fact: Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched or compressed, and that typically is caused by a bulging or herniated disk between the vertebrae in the lower spine.

3.All Leg Pain Qualifies as Sciatica

Fact: Ottone often hears from people who believe that any leg pain qualifies as sciatica, but that’s not true.

Sciatic symptom runs from the mid-buttock down the back of the leg, commonly past the knee and down through the calf.”

4. If You Have Sciatica, You Should Stay in Bed and Rest

Fact: “Most patients do better if they remain active and avoid excessive rest because there is little to no benefit to staying in bed compared with staying active for people with sciatica.

5.Surgery Is the Only Way to Truly Remedy Sciatica

fact: Most cases of sciatica resolve within about six weeks and do not need surgery so it’s not a fact

Other treatments, including physical therapy and epidural injections, can be useful.