Sciatica is pain that occurs in your sciatic nerve which usually originates from a number of lower back nerves. These nerves branch off of the lumbar spine and eventually come together in each buttock to become the sciatica nerve, which then radiates down each leg and then back up each leg. This can cause pain, tingling, or numbness that typically goes away with time.
Sciatica can be caused by a number of different things. Pregnancy is another major cause of Sciatica, as the uterus expands and pushes on the back of the vertebra. A herniated disc, bulging or ruptured, can also result in Sciatica. You can find that sciatic pain is made worse by sitting for long periods of time. You should ensure that you sit on a suitable chair and that you have a desk that is also fit for purpose. A Next day delivery office desks company can help you out with any items that you might need.
The treatment of Sciatica depends on its cause. The most common treatment of Sciatica involves physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and/or spinal decompression. Many chiropractors use spinal decompression for treating and preventing Sciatica, as well. This treatment is done by manually performing spinal decompression on the discs that are bulging or ruptured, and/or misaligning one or more of the discs. When these discs are moved out of position by the force of gravity, they put a strain on the surrounding soft tissue, which can result in inflammation, numbness, and even pain, depending on where the disc is located in relation to the other discs.