Sciatica is a term for inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve (the longest nerve in the human body) emerges from both sides of the spine in the lower back and travels through the buttocks and legs to the feet. The pain is very intense, stabbing, sometimes pulsating.
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Main symptoms of sciatica
Sciatic nerve pain (sciatica) is usually accompanied by the following unpleasant symptoms:
- Movement pain,
- Limited or worsened mobility,
- Weakened muscles,
- paresthesia (tingling, itching, burning)
- Numbness in the affected areas,
- Pain emerging from both sides of the spine in the lower back travelling through the buttocks and legs to the feet.
Reasons behind sciatica
The root causes of this unpleasant painful condition can be either avoided by maintaining a healthy lifestyle or it might be something we can’t control at all. Smoking, excess weight, and, to some extent, a profession, can significantly increase the risk of damage, deformation, or injury to the structural part of the back, the lumbar vertebrae or the surrounding muscles. You can also experience sciatica pain when you get a cold.
While you can take preventive measures against sciatica, there are factors, however, that you simply can’t control such as gender, age, genetic back and muscle deformations or other anatomic anomalies.
Sciatica can stem from other pathological processes such as autoimmune disorders, diabetes, infections, pelvic organs diseases, etc.
Mechanical causes of sciatic nerve compression
Medical statistics indicate that compression of the sciatic nerve is the most common cause of sciatica. Nerve compression can be caused by popping of the intervertebral discs or by narrowing of the spinal canal.
The third mechanical cause of sciatica is the shift of the vertebra. The vertebrae are interconnected by ligaments, muscles and joints, which keep them in a stable position. In the case of injury or degenerative changes, this solid structure is broken, resulting in e.g. to sciatica.
Sciatic nerve compression can be also caused by the piriformis muscle. It’s a small muscle near the sciatic nerve. Cramp or contraction of this muscle develops extra pressure on the sciatic nerve leading to neurological problems. Long-term sitting is a risk factor that leads to sciatica.