Sciatic Nerve Pain
The sciatic nerve is actually a collection of nerves that connect the spine to the legs, ankles, and feet. Sciatic nerve pain, known as sciatica, can occur from several causes of lower back injury.
It can be caused by a herniated disc if the disc presses on the sciatic nerve, degenerative disc disorder as the disc shrinks and pressure is placed on the nerves and spinal cord as well as Spinal or Foraminal Stenosis as nerves are pinched.
Consequently, sciatica translates pain throughout the legs and feet. This pain varies in intensity from infrequent and mildly irritating to constant and debilitating. The symptoms present differently depending on the underlying original cause and location of an injury. It is rare for irreparable sciatic nerve damage.
Elements of Sciatica:
- Pain typically is chronic and does not subside
- Burning or pins and needles
- Accompanied by weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- Because of the nature of the sciatic nerve, the pain may be worse in the leg and foot than in the lower back
- Typically felt on one side the buttock or leg only
- Sciatica nerve pain is exacerbated by long periods of standings or sitting, and relieved momentarily by walking
Sciatica is treated by treating the underlying cause, be it a herniated disc or Stenosis. Because of the referring nature of sciatic nerve pain, Revlex™ is a perfect treatment option. Revlex™ will penetrate the layers of the skin and address the trigger point as well as the functional muscle groups that the sciatic nerve translates the pain through.