Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, running from your pelvis through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. Your sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down your legs and is fundamental for providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of the muscles in your lower legs. Subsequently, sciatica can be a debilitating condition as it causes pain which radiates along the path of this nerve and can hinder your entire lower body.
Symptoms of a pinched nerve often include:
If you suffer from sciatica this is often a warning sign that you have an underlying nerve problem which is placing pressure on a nerve in your lower back. This will often feel like a shock and increases when you sit, cough or sneeze. Sciatic pain will often start gradually and intensify as time progresses. Therefore, if you suffer from any of the following symptoms of sciatica, it is urgent that you seek professional help:
Fortunately, with a combination of stretches, spine & wellness care, sciatic pain can be significantly relieved. At EDGE Wellness Clinic, our experts utilise the appropriate assessment techniques to isolate the source of your sciatic pain and administer treatment to this specific area. We also recommend a deep muscular / soft tissue release of your lower back and piriformis muscles, which will serve as an effective supportive healing measure following your spine & wellness care. By following these treatments, you can alleviate your sciatic pain and actively reduce your chances of suffering from severe sciatic pain in the future.
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