You Have Pain In Your Lower Back (Sciatica)? These Are The Symptoms, Causes And The Treatment!
Pain in the lower back, which is manifested through the hip, down to the back of the leg, and in some cases affecting the foot and toes, is known as sciatica. Very often it occurs only on one side of the body.
The most common symptoms of the appearance of sciatica
The main symptom is a great pain that is accompanied by a feeling of numbness, weakness, stiffness and rigidity.
The position of the body can affect the intensity of pain. When the body is upright, the pain is the greatest, when walking, kneeling or bending at the waist. While, when lying down, the pain partially decreases or disappears completely.
The most common causes of sciatica
- piriformis syndrome – piriformis muscle is located in the buttocks, immediately placed over the nerve ischiadicus (ischiadicus-largest nerve in the human body). If spasm of this muscle occurs, it can put pressure on the nerve and thus sciatica appears. The most common causes of spasm are: long periods of sitting posture and reduced physical activity. It can also occur when performing physical activities (running or cycling), if you don’t practice to do stretch exercises and exercises for strengthening of the muscles.
- the internal centerpiece of the disc, can break and put pressure on the nerve, causing pain.
- Degeneration of the disc in the lumbar area. Degeneration of the discs is a normal process when people are aging, but in some people, this process in the lumbar are, can make irritation of the nerve and thus it can provoke pain.
- infection, injury or tumor
- Pregnancy. Because of the changes that the body passes during pregnancy (weight gain, fetal pressure, hormonal changes) may lead to the emergence of sciatica.
Also, sciatica can occur in people suffering from diabetes.
- Put cold overlays. Place a cold overlay on the painful area and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
- Physical activity. It is best to consult with your doctor about physical activity, due to the degree of severity of the disease. While you have severe pain, it is not good to have strenuous physical activity. But when it pass i.e the pain reduces, you need to do sports.