Did you know Sciatica or Sciatic Nerve pain is a term used to describe a set of symptoms caused by an underlying medical condition; it is not a medical diagnosis. It may refer to a sharp or burning pain that radiates down the legs from the buttocks.
For you to have true Sciatica, the actual Sciatic nerve needs to be compressed which only can be proven through an MRI.
Common medical conditions that may cause Sciatica type pain include:
- Lower back or hip spasm and movement restriction
- Muscle referral pain in your gluts, hamstrings or back
- Bulging or irritated disc
- Piriformis syndrome
- Lumbar stenosis
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Lumbar spondylolisthes In most cases, the pain will affect just one side of the body.
- Rarely, tumors, blood clots, or other conditions in the lower spine may cause sciatica.
SYMPTOMS OF “SCIATICA”?
- A tingling feeling, known as pins and needles
- A burning sensation in the leg
LET US HELP?
- Try not to sit with your legs crossed.
- Strengthen your Glut muscles
Heres the link for Glut Strengthening program 1 -Follow along with MyoThrive Practitioner Sarah and start to strengthen your glutes! For beginners and advanced alike. Learn how to self massage the knots away, activate the glutes to fire them up and then embrace the burn!
- Make sure you have great hip and back movement
- Sit at the front of a chair and arch your lower back. This will help you not to slouch
- Don’t sit for two long
- Know “movements of ease” to help you experience less pain, less often!
- Nerve flossing exercises to help offload the irritation of the nerve
Heres an easy Nerve floss exercise seated
- Seated, slump your back.
- Extend your leg and pull toes towards face whilst you pull your head back.
- As you point your toes drop your head forwards.
- Move slowly, simultaneously and in a continuous fashion