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STANDUP TO SCIATICA Do you experience pain in the buttock, leg, or even your foot? If so, youmay be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is a common form of back and leg pain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People frequently have questions about what sciatica is, why it occurs and how to find relief from the intense pain it can cause from the low back down to the feet. If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause. Why Does Sciatica Occur? If there are changes in posture,musclestrengthor pelvicalignment,thenerve can be compressed which leads to the quite common low back and sciatic nerve pains. “Enjoy The SeasonWithout Fear Of Pain!”
Manypeopleoftenthinkanx-rayorexpensiveMRI isfirstneeded to figure out what is causing pain. Having a lot of tests doesn’t mean you will find its root cause. Recent studies show that nearly 1million of MRIs done for sciatica fail to find a treatable cause.Withanew imagingtechniquecalledmagneticresonance neurography,69%ofthepatientswerefoundtohaveatrapped sciaticnervedeep inthebuttockbyamusclecalledthepiriformis. It is known that in about 25% of the general population, the sciatic nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle and can be susceptible to abnormal pressure and irritation. TRADITIONS
The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. It even reaches down to the foot and therefore, can be irritated anywherealong itspath.Withsciatica,theconsequentachecan befeltanywherefromthebaseofthespine,thebuttocksorthe backofthethighand legs.Eventinglingsensations inthetoescan be attributed at times to the impingement of the sciatic nerve.
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