Sciatica is considered a rather difficult condition to treat. Patients typically can be frustrated by the lack of results they get from their sciatica treatment. Physical Therapy, Chiropractors and massage all seem to provide initial relief as they should, however, only for the pain to shortly return.
Standard sciatica treatment can in cases addresses the symptoms but not the cause of sciatica.
Sciatica is an interference with the sciatica nerve that results in localized pain, referred pain in the buttock and rear of the leg, and or pins and needles as far down as to the toes. This interference usually occurs at the lumbar region of the spine, where the sciatic nerve commences, or deep within the buttock where the sciatic nerve descends past the external rotators of the hip. The interference can be from a disc bulge, inflammation or from muscular or fascial tension. Standard sciatica treatment all focuses on the disc, inflammation or restriction, however, may not be addresses why this pathology occurred in the first place.
Sciatica can be brought on by postural imbalances - predominantly weakness of the major muscles of the hip.
The gluteus maximus muscles (the major hip or buttock muscles) should be the largest most powerful muscle in the human body. It is the chief antigravity muscle that holds up in an upright position. The problem for most people, is that due to poor posture, many hours seated per day or repetitive work forward of their midline, their gluteus maximus muscles do not receive adequate stimulus and conditioning to maintain their strength and function. Once weakness is present in the gluteal maximus muscle the deeper more intrinsic muscles of the hip that are designed to externally rotate the hip become overloaded, shortened and contracted. This results in what is referred to as an anterior pelvic tilt, which simply means that the entire pelvis becomes tilted downward. This results in the spine compensating in order to correct the eyeline. The natural curves of the spine, become excessively curved in an effort to adjust the head or eyeline position with the centre of gravity (the midpoint of the pelvis)
The two potential areas affected by postural imbalances that can result in sciatica
- The sciatic nerve descends deep through the buttock, and if the space is restricted then this will directly interfere with the nerve.
- The sciatic nerve branches out from the lower back, and if there is a hyperlordotic lumbar curve (excessive curve of the lumbar spine) this can result in disc bulge, inflammation, muscle/ fascial tension or a direct interference with the sciatic nerve.
Effective Sciatica treatment can eradicate the symptoms and address the true underlying cause.
Effective treatment for sciatica eradicates the symptoms to provide initial pain relief, reduction of inflammation and restores functional movement. However, this is just the beginning. The main focus then turns to restoring postural symmetry, strengthening the major hip muscles to ensure the sciatic relief lasts longer for each session. Restoring strength and symmetry provides a permanent solution to sciatica and ensures it never returns.
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