What is Sciatica?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Sciatica

Sciatica is defined as a syndrome characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and into the lower extremity, and most commonly caused by a prolapse of the intervertebral disk According to Dorland’s Medical Dictionary, 27th edition, sciatica is defined as a syndrome characterized by pain radiating from the back into the buttock and into the lower extremity along its posterior or lateral aspect, and most commonly caused by a prolapse of the intervertebral...

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Sciatica Symptoms

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Sciatica

For many people, sciatica can be severe and debilitating. True sciatica is often referred to clinically as a radiculopathy, which simply means that there is a nerve injury. For many people, sciatica can be severe and debilitating. True sciatica is often referred to clinically as a radiculopathy, which simply means that there is a nerve injury.  Typically, a protruded disk or herniated disk in the lower back (lumbar spine) is pinching or “putting pressure” on a...

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Sciatica Treatment

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Sciatica

Sciatica treatment is ultimately directed at the following: Reducing/eliminating nerve root pressure/irritation. Reducing/controlling the associated inflammation. Before considering any type of treatment for sciatica, it is imperative that you attain an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. Sciatica treatment is ultimately directed at the following: Reducing/eliminating nerve root pressure/irritation. Reducing/controlling the associated inflammation. Oftentimes,...

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