As a result from compression or irritation of the static nerve, it is estimated that 5-10% of people who are suffering from back pain also have sciatica. Fortunately, you can relieve the resulting pain with a variety of quick and easy exercises.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is a term that describes symptoms of pain, numbnessor weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs from the back of the pelvis to the foot, which makes it the longest nerve in our body. Serious pain or discomfort can be results from a compressed or irritated static nerve.
If you have sciatica you will experience the following symptoms:
- Persistent pain in one buttock and leg
- Increased pain while sitting
- Burning or tingling sensation, rather than an ache
- In more extreme cases, loss of bladder/bowel control
The sciatica typically affects the leg more, even though the pain radiates from the lower back. The lower back pain it self is a distinct affliction. It occurs individually or alongside sciatica. Even if you only experienced it for a few days, the pain can have a negative effect on your everyday activities.
What causes sciatica and back pain?
There are a lot of things that are able to cause sciatica:
- Slipped disc. (90% of cases)
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of passage for spinal cord)
- Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae)
- Less commonly: spinal infections, direct injuries,tumors or cauda equine syndrome.
The sciatica is almost always a result from back problems. There is a possibility that the sciatica will not be entirely prevented.
Fortunately, you are able to reduce the symptoms of back pain and sciatica by:
- Maintaining a correct posture ( while sitting or standing)
- Using a correct lifting technique
- In order to support your lower back, you need be configuring a car driving position
- Get a good night of sleep on a firm mattress
- In order to maintain the back muscles you need to exercise every day
6 Awesome Exercises for Sciatica and Lower Back Pain
You can relieve both sciatica and back pain by gently stretching the back and legs. We will present you a simple exercise that you can easily fit in your busy schedule.
1.Knee to chest stretch