sciatic is the longest nerve in the body, starting from the
pelvic area, across the buttock and running straight down
wonder, then, that when the sciatic nerve is disturbed the
pain that radiates along its path can be (to say the least)
difficult to ignore.
known as sciatica, is caused when undue pressure is applied
to the nerve either from an injury to the spine, such as a
slipped or herniated disk, or stress on the lower back associated
with other conditions such as pregnancy.
common symptom of sciatica mimics the pain of a severe leg
cramp. Depending on where damage to the nerve occurs,
pain may be accompanied by numbness or "pins and needles"
tingling, a burning sensation or general weakness in the leg
proper rest and care, the nerve usually heals itself and pain
gradually dissipates over time. Depending on the severity
of pain, treatments such as aspirin or ibuprofen, muscle relaxants, or cortisone
injections may be prescribed, along with urging of regular
exercise which helps ease inflammation.
Relief for aching
muscles can also be found in gentle cold or hot compresses.
with traditional treatments, alternative therapies may include
commonly used herbs such as ginger and turmeric to help ease
inflammation and acupuncture
Mineral supplements such as calcium,
along with B-complex
vitamins may also help reduce the tingling sensation and speed
up sciatic nerve recovery.
on the Web, find out more at expert sites offering tips &
advice on how to avoid risk, ease symptoms, or when to seek
a doctor's help for acute or chronic sciatica ...