Sciatica: The symptoms of a symptom

Individuals who experience sciatic symptoms are no stranger to discomfort. Sciatica refers to a collection of symptoms pertaining to or rooted by the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest and most prominent in the human body, as it runs from the sacrum in the lumbar region of the lower back all the way down into the thigh. It is because of its prominence that it has such a bad reputation of causing so many different types of ailments in individuals of all ages, lifestyles, and activity levels.

  • Sciatica is a Symptom-Set, Not a Diagnosis

Sciatica is a Symptom-Set, Not a Diagnosis

Sciatica: Not a Diagnosis
Contrary to what is believed by many, sciatica is not a diagnosis to be doled out by doctors or specialists. People who are considered to have sciatica are actually just sufferers […]

  • Sciatica Patients Who Quit Medication May Not Regret it

Sciatica Patients Who Quit Medication May Not Regret it

Narcotic medications have enormous benefits for pain sufferers. Immediate and time-releasing pain relief is of extreme value to those who battle chronic pain, as it often gives them a chance to more comfortably complete […]

  • Sticking it to Sciatica: Injection Relief

Sticking it to Sciatica: Injection Relief

Trypanophobes may shudder, but injectable medications are sweeping the sciatica sufferers’ circuit, as narcotics are being more widely rejected, and exercises are no longer enough. Severe sciatic symptoms may require something stronger than acetaminophen, […]

  • Acupuncture: An FDA Approved Sciatica Treatment Alternative

Acupuncture: An FDA Approved Sciatica Treatment Alternative

Acupuncture, previously categorized as “other” in terms of remedies for sciatica, is now being considered, as sciatica sufferers are exhausting all other options. This ancient Eastern treatment has been said to manipulate the flow […]

  • Surgery for Sciatica? Know the Facts Before Going Under

Surgery for Sciatica? Know the Facts Before Going Under

Most sciatica patients are able to manage and control their pain and other symptoms through medication, therapies, exercise, and epidural injections. Some patients, however, find that none of these are enough relief for their […]

  • Doctor-Recommended Exercises for Sciatica Sufferers

Doctor-Recommended Exercises for Sciatica Sufferers

Abdominal/Core Exercises: Most back pain can be remediated somewhat by strengthening the core. Stability in the middle of the torso and through the hips can allow the back muscles to do less work, which […]

  • The Big Three in Noninvasive Sciatica Management

The Big Three in Noninvasive Sciatica Management

There are countless ways to fight against the uncomfortable, sometimes debilitating wrath of sciatica. Some advice is sound, such as drinking plenty of water, resting enough, and avoiding heavy lifting, while other advice might […]

  • Living with Sciatica? Consider Your Options

Living with Sciatica? Consider Your Options

Sciatica is a category of pain and numbness associated with many spinal conditions. It is remedied as a standalone condition in patients of all (primarily adult) ages. There are many ways to help alleviate […]

  • Self-Care Solutions for Sciatica Sufferers

Self-Care Solutions for Sciatica Sufferers

As with any set of symptoms, there are ways to medically interfere with sciatica. Medications, injections, surgeries and therapies are available to reduce or eliminate sciatic pain, numbness, and immobility. However, there is also […]

  • Sciatica: The symptoms of a symptom

Sciatica: The symptoms of a symptom

Individuals who experience sciatic symptoms are no stranger to discomfort. Sciatica refers to a collection of symptoms pertaining to nerves in the lumbosacral spine that encompass the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the […]

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