What is sciatica?
Sciatica is a common type of pain radiating from the sciatic nerve which is the largest nerve in the body extending from the lower back through your hips and buttocks down to the back the legs.
What causes sciatica?
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched or compressed. Any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can produce the symptoms of sciatica. The risk factors known to increase the likelihood of developing sciatica include
- Prolonged sitting
- Obesity / Diabetes
What are the symptoms of sciatica?
Sciatica is characterized by pain that radiates from your lower spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg. The discomfort may be felt almost anywhere along the nerve pathway however it’s especially likely to follow a path from your low back to your buttock and the back of your thigh and calf. In other words the pain can be felt in the lower back, buttock, hip area or/and legs.
Sciatica treatments at Serene Reflexology
By working on the reflexes for the sciatic nerve and lower back our registered reflexologist at Serene Reflexology can relieve sciatica though Reflexology treatment. For more information on our Reflexology treatment please have a look at http://serene-reflexology.com/treatments/reflexology/.