What is Sciatica? Are Back Pain and Sciatica Related?

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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica means pain along your sciatic nerve. Nerves are most pain-sensitive and sciatic nerve being the largest and longest nerve in the body, experiencing sciatic nerve pain is agonizingly torturous.

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What are the Common Sciatic Nerve Symptoms?

The commonest complaints with which patients present themselves for treatment are sciatic pain symptoms. 

This nerve pain is typically a severe neuralgic pain radiating down to one of the legs and described as sharp, shooting and searing.

Some patients also have burning pain and many experience numbness of certain parts of the lower extremity along with the pain.

Pins and needles sensation in the affected side is a frequently reported complaint as well.

Some patients complain of sciatica nerve pain in buttocks, sciatica hip pain, sciatica thigh pain, sciatica leg pain or even sciatica knee pain.

Almost all of the sciatica nerve pain symptoms are commonly worse or aggravated by sudden movement, jerks and by lifting or flexing the legs or knees.

Sciatica could alternatively present as sciatica back pain in the upper, middle or lower back.

Back Pain Causes

According to National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, almost 8 out of every 10 Americans suffer from backache which is severe enough to require medical attention, disable and even miss work. Majority of back pain causes originate from the spine, surrounding muscles, ligaments and nerves.

What Causes Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Causes of sciatica could be numerous, but here are the most common ones:

1) Herniated Disc in the Back

2) Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

3) Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

4) Lumbar Stenosis

5) Piriformis Syndrome

6) Sacro-iliac dysfunction

7) Sciatica during pregnancy

8) Strain or injury of muscles of the back

9) Falls, motor vehicle accidents, assault

10) Tumors of the Spine

11) Infections

12) Postural imbalance

13) Fractures of the spine either due to injury, accidents or falls or due to degenerative diseases and use of certain medications.

How to Know if You Have Sciatica?

In majority of the cases, the diagnosis of sciatica is done by noting physical complaints and conducting a physical and neurological examination. Rarely is there a need to conduct tests like X-ray of the spine, MRI or a CT scan.

What Options Are Available to Treat Sciatica?

There are a variety of options in treatment for sciatica like sciatica nerve pain medications, physical therapy (exercises for sciatica), alternative therapies like acupuncture, massage, homeopathy etc. Then surgery is recommended as a final option in those cases where the acute pain does not subside even after treatment for 6 weeks.

What is the Best Treatment for Sciatica?

Healmysciatica sciatica treatment protocol is certainly the best treatment option available due to many reasons. First of all it provides an effective and permanent cure for your sciatic nerve related issues and relieves you of the painful suffering.

Secondly, our homeopathic medications for sciatica are safest, act fast and have zero harmful side-effects on the body.

Thirdly, our HMS homeopathic sciatica treatment involves no surgery or painful invasive procedures.

Fourthly, the homeopathic medications for sciatica used in our HMS protocol are personalized and customized to suit each case of sciatica and hence are tailor-made for every individual, making cure inevitable.

Fifthly, our HMS homeopathic treatment of sciatica will also simultaneously cover any other medical issues that you are suffering from.

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