Do you have back pain? Back pain can greatly complicate our daily tasks that we do.
Sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain, sometimes tingling, numbness or weakness that originate in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.
Symptoms of Sciatica Nerve Pain
Sciatica is often characterized by one or a combination of the following symptoms:
- Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg (rarely it occurs in both legs)
- Pain that is worse when sitting
- Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling or searing (vs. a dull ache)
- Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk
The main cause of sciatica is an irritation or compression in the lumbar spine. Also, it can be a result of herniation in the lumbar spine, which is the part of the spine which is bending inward, near the lower-middle back.
Yet, the main cause of this painful condition is piriformis. Namely, the piriformis muscle is a small muscle placed deeply in the area of the buttock, which spasms and leads to buttock pain.
This muscle might also irritate the nerves surrounding it, and thus lead to numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and legs.
The following video will show you an effective way to relieve the pain by a regular 1-minute exercise: