Common Sciatica Symptoms

Sciatica pain in the lumbar

     

The Sciatica nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It spans from your lumbar, separating at your legs and further down ending at your feet. Pain typically originates in your spine and radiates down the back of the leg, usually only affecting one side of your body. Sciatic pain is commonly self-diagnosed and confirmed by a chiropractor. 

Sciatic Pain Symptoms You May Experience

Mild, severe, radiating, or sharp pain in the back, buttocks, hip, or lower extremities that feels like a numbness or pins and needles. This can happen due to long periods of sitting or various sports injuries and can cause muscle weakness or difficulty walking and/or standing.

     

5 Treatment Options for Disc Herniation

Focused Pain, especially along the spine. Treatment for a herniate disc.

     

Bulging or herniated discs can cause discomfort or even pain along your spine, sometimes pinching the nerve. Holistic treatment options may help reduce or remove pain.

What is a Herniated Disc?

The rubbery substance between your backbone is called a disc. Inside this rubbery disc is a softer disc that can become irritated and push through a crack or space in the tougher exterior disc casing. When this happens, you can experience a pinched nerve. This irritation can cause pain in the form of numbness or weakness. Here are some treatment tips to help reduce or remove pain before it’s too late.

Exercise – Proactive movement can help reduce pain. Aerobic activity for 20-30 minutes 5 days a week is a great way to reduce or eliminate pain.

Stretching – Various exercises can increase physical function and improve flexibility. Hamstring stretches can relieve lumber pain while extension exercises (also known as “Press Ups”) can help reduce pain in the legs. Press Ups are similar to “Push Ups” except your entire body starts on the floor and the only part the lifts is your chest and abdomen as you bend at the hips.

Heating Pad – The combination of heat and pressure can help soothe painful muscles or joints. Often times, this method can help with bulging discs.

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Common Sciatica Symptoms

    The Sciatica nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It spans from your lumbar, separating at your legs and further down ending at your feet. Pain typically originates in your spine and radiates down the back of the leg, usually only affecting one side...

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How To Live a Pain Free Life

    For most people, pain free living isn't a Disney fairy tale. It can be achieved and sustained. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke estimates that 20,000,000 Americans suffer from peripheral nerve damage, also know as, neuropathy....

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How To Live a Pain Free Life

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For most people, pain free living isn’t a Disney fairy tale. It can be achieved and sustained.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke estimates that 20,000,000 Americans suffer from peripheral nerve damage, also know as, neuropathy. As we highlight the pain, we’ll talk about how to prevent it, living a pain free life.

Nerve damage is more of a common disorder than you think. This type of damage becomes increasingly common with age. Up to 70% of people with diabetes have some nerve damage (WebMD). Diabetes, drug side effects or overexposure to toxins (too much medicine), autoimmune disease, compression/trauma and nutritional deficiencies can lead to nerve damage.

pain free vitaminsLiving a healthy lifestyle is the best method of prevention for nerve damage. Healthy eating and exercising can significantly decrease natural nerve damage causes. Additionally, it can be difficult to consume all of the natural minerals needed for a healthy diet. Vitamins can help boost your chances of avoiding nerve damage.

Lower back pain can be uncomfortable, especially when sitting. Ironically, sitting with your shoulders forward and a hunched back is a major reason this pain happens.

We suggest sitting tall as much as possible, making your abdomen does all the work. Now, your back is no longer compensating for your core. If at a desk, keep your arms down next to your body and elbows at a right angle for optimal lower back pain prevention.

Control your pain through meditation. Your perception of pain is connected to your state of mind, and it can be elevated in stressful conditions.

For example, one study used functional MRI techniques to observe brain activity as participants experienced a painful stimulus. Some participants had gone through four days of mindfulness meditation training, while others had not.

The meditating patients showed increased activity in the brain centers known to control pain. They also reported less sensitivity to pain (National Center for Biotechnology Information). Meditation in all forms at all times of the day are beneficial for pain prevention.

Living a pain free life doesn’t have to be stressful. As a matter of fact, it shouldn’t be stressful at all! That would be contradictory! Incorporating these suggestions into your daily habits should help decrease pain and increase happiness and longevity.

 

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