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What is sciatica pain?

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sciatica painSciatica pain is not an illness in itself, but a symptom of serious spinal problems. Unfortunately it is a rather frequent issue seen in the consultation room and one the first signs of serious defects of the lower spine.

The nerves go down from the brain to the lower part of the body through the vertebral column. Between the vertebrae – this is how the single members of the vertebral column are called – are soft spongiform rings that form the cartilage. This cartilage separates the vertebrae from each other and allows the nerves to exit the spinal chord and reach their respective destination. Continue reading “What is sciatica pain?” »

 
 

Who is prone to sciatica pain?

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sciatica pain proneEverybody with a dislocation of or damage to the vertebrae or their cartilages in the lower part of the back or the pelvis can expect to experience sciatica pain at least for a part of his live.

There are two main reasons for damage or dislocation of these vertebrae and/or cartilages.

One reason is injury by accidents – especially among young people we frequently see damage to the vertebral column by traffic or sports related accidents. Continue reading “Who is prone to sciatica pain?” »

 
 

Symptoms of sciatica problems

sciatica pain

sciatica symptomsIn the case of damage to the sciatic nerve or nerves connected to it, we will experience numbness, muscular weakness or pain in various parts of the buttocks, the legs and the feet, or we even may lose control over the leg or parts of it. We suddenly may be unable to make certain movements with a foot.

This typically will happen to only one side of the body, as these nerves are symmetrical on both sides of the body and it hardly ever happens that such a pair of nerves is damaged in the same way at the same time. Continue reading “Symptoms of sciatica problems” »