To begin this, we need to understand what sciatica is;
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is pain that occurs in the lower extremity of the body as a result of irritation of the sciatic nerve. This pain mostly occurs at the lower back and spreads to the thigh and down to the knee. The sciatic nerve is the biggest nerve in the human body with nerve roots that extend from the spinal cord, all the way to the buttock area, sending nerve endings down the lower limb.
If you still find this hard to understand, here are some broken down key facts about sciatica
- It is basically nerve pain due to irritation of the sciatic nerve
- The sciatic nerve is the biggest nerve in the human body
- Sciatic pain occurs mostly around the lower back
- Treatments for the condition varies according to its underlying cause and pain intensity
Okay, now that we understand what sciatica is, let’s talk about the main issue at hand, which is “what is causing this pain and how do I fix it.”
According to information obtained from Medicine Net, “sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can produce the symptoms of sciatica” wow! sounds serious doesn’t it?
Well, it is serious and you should not take this lightly, as I am all too aware of how annoying it is to deal with back pain as a result of sciatic irritation.
So to put simply, that burning sensation, numbness and sharp pain you feel in your back, thigh, hip or even leg, is a result of the sciatic nerve being inflamed or tampered with in an unhealthy way and while the cure for sciatica/ back pain could seem farfetched, one thing I could for certain tell you is that bed rest is NOT A CURE for back pain!!!
There are so many myths and lies that surround back pain and sciatica when it comes to finding a cure. People continue to push the need for bed rest for the treatment of sciatica/ back pain, but is it truly effective?
Well, according to the National Institute of Health;
“Strong evidence shows that persons who continue their activities without bed rest following onset of low back pain appeared to have better back flexibility than those who rested in bed for a week. Other studies suggest that bed rest alone may make back pain worse and can lead to secondary complications such as depression, decreased muscle tone, and blood clots in the legs.”
Sorry Janet, you won’t be able to sleep this one away!
So what exactly can you do to cure sciatica/back pain?
Medications and physical therapy seems to be a plausible solution, doesn’t it? Well, it is a good option to consider, however, how much pills are you willing to rely on and for how long do you want to be drugged up with the exhausting side effects of constant drug intake?
Or how willing are you to take the risk of going under the knife to relieve your back pain? Surgery might not be the answer!
This is why I dedicated a good portion of time into researching a cure that is permanent for back pain due to sciatica, I call it the BACK TO ACTION system – a series of tested exercises that will completely eliminate back pain and give you full control of your life without any form of pain anymore.
Click the link below to find out more about this amazing pain-free system.
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