June 26, 2017

 If you have ever had sciatic nerve pain, you know it hurts! Sciatica starts in the lower back or buttock, radiates down one or both legs and can travel down the back of the thigh, and in many cases down the calf and to the foot. The pain can be dull and achey in nature, but is often described as sharp, shooting, electric like pain that can be movement dependent. Often times, the pain increases during walking or sitting, and for some may be relieved by lying down. Other people may find that it is hard to be comfortable in any position when it is really acute.

How does this happen?

The sciatic nerve can become inflamed by a couple of culprits. Many times that culprit is the L5/S1 disc, or the last disc in the spine right at the base of the lower back. This is...

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