Sciatica refers to the pain radiating along the path of the sciatic nerve, typically affecting only one side of the body. To resolve the pain, we either become completely dependent on pain killers or conclude that there is no other option than surgery. No matter how severe the condition is, one should not lose hope. Nature’s power is limitless and through proper treatment it is possible to get rid of the pain and enjoy the rhythm of life again.

What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is known to be the largest nerve present in the human body. It stems out from the lumbar spinal cord of the low back, extending up to the lower limb through the buttock & down the legs, ending just below the knee. Sciatica is most commonly caused by the compression of this nerve root due to slipped or herniated disk. However, simply inflammation & irritation may also lead up to the condition. It gives rise to leg pain, which might feel like a bad leg cramp or it can be excruciating. Sometimes the pain may occur on both the sides. The degeneration can crop up from the age of 30 years and it affects 10% to 40% of population. Several conditions like poor posture, prolonged sitting or standing, strenuous activities can lead to sciatica.

Causes and Risk
Factors of Sciatica

Physical activities that involve twisting the back or heavy lifting.

Spondylolisthesis, a condition where a disk slips forward over the vertebra below it.

Infections in & around the lumbar spine.

Osteoid Osteomas or tumours that are found in bone, giant cell tumours, bone cysts.

Accidents, sudden falling can lead to sciatica.

Nerve damage from other underlying conditions like diabetes.

Genetically inherited spine abnormalities.

Growing of a fetus during pregnancy can lead to nerve compression.

A sedentary lifestyle or lack of physical activity.

Menopause in women

Osteophyte or smooth bony growth

Being overweight can lead to pain, strain over muscles

Age can cause changes in the spine, bone spurs etc

Sleeping on too hard or too smooth mattress

Signs & Symptoms of Sciatica

Moderate to severe pain in lower back, hip and down in the legs.

Prolonged sitting or standing make the pain in legs even worse.

Burning and tingling sensation in the legs, pins & needles feeling in the toes or feet.

Weakness, numbness associated with difficulty in moving the leg.

Constant pain on one side or sometimes on both sides of the lower back.

Severe weakness in the upper thighs, legs, and pelvis area.

Uncontrolled bowel movement due to the pain.

Swelling, inflammation and tenderness in the spine or affected area.

Complications of Sciatica

  • Slipped or herniated disk
  • Nerve damage
  • Weakness or loss of feeling in the affected area
  • Permanent nerve damage
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction

Healthy Tips for Sciatica

  • Indulge yourself in exercise to relax the body muscles as per a specialist’s recommendation.
  • Avoid sitting or standing for prolonged period and try to take frequent break.
  • Maintain a healthy bodyweight as being obese can put pressure on your spine.
  • Practice good posture while sitting and standing.
  • Apply alternating heat and ice therapy for reducing inflammation and pain.
  • Consume nutritious foods and drink enough water to stay hydrated.
  • Sleep on a proper mattress which is neither soft nor hard.
  • Keep monitoring other underlying medical conditions.

Most of the people fail to understand the seriousness of the ailment and they self-medicate or take pain-killers for respite. This can only provide temporary solutions to the symptoms and on the other hand, it can also cause serious side-effects. As a result, the condition can even become chronic and longstanding. However, at Naturoveda Health World, we treat Sciatica through the unique combination of Fundamentals of Ayurveda, Potentised Unani and Therapeutic Yoga to resolve the issue from the root.

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