Sept. 5, 2020, 10 a.m.
Sciatica is a pain that pierces through the path of your sciatic nerve. Starting from your lower back, it goes through your hips and buttocks, down each leg. Commonly sciatic pain only affects one leg and is persistent with its intensive pain. What starts as a minor pull, can turn into an intense pain in a matter of minutes.
The common symptoms of sciatica are felt alongside the sciatic nerve, and are often characterizes by one or more of the following:
Sciatica is used to describe several symptoms caused by an underlying medical condition. While it is not a medical diagnosis, the common medical conditions that can cause sciatica include but are not limited to:
Additionally, a rare chance that a tumour, blood clot, or any other condition in your lower spine is causing sciatica pain.
Mostly, a particular event or injury is not enough to cause sciatica. Sciatica is an issue that develops with time, affecting about 10% to 40% of the world's population is typically seen in men and women above 40.
On the other hand, sciatica is considered a common disadvantage for some occupations. These include physically strenuous positions, such as driving a truck for hours to come, operating machines for days, and other related jobs. Moreover, individuals who bend their spine forwards or sideways are more likely to develop sciatica. However, these are not any set issues, as it depends on a wide range of issues.
When it comes to sciatica treatment, the lucky ones can get better with the help of non-surgical sciatica treatment. These individually roughly take on 4 to 6 weeks to completely recover from any sciatica related symptom and pain.
That being said, the timeframe of your treatment and treatment plan depends a great deal on your situation. While those who suffer from a mild case of sciatica can quickly cure the issue in a few weeks, but others might take longer to recover.
Studies show that 33% of the people who suffer from sciatica suffer from sciatica pain for at least a year. Meaning, you might suffer from sciatic pain for at least a year, before it starts to get better.
Unfortunately, when there is severe nerve compression, and your symptoms have progressed; you might require surgery. To ensure the best action plan, we suggest you book an appointment with your health care provider and talk through the treatment plan.
Yours in self-care,