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Sciatica

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What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the spinal cord to the buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve. Sciatica typically occurs as a result of a compression or irritation to the nerve such as from a herniated disc.

Proper clinical management of Sciatica requires that the spine be repositioned before any other considerations. KKT Orthopedic Spine Center treatment is essential for ensuring that this repositioning is done precisely, accurately and effectively.

SIGNS OF POTENTIAL CONCERN

  • Pain along a path from your low back to your buttock and the back of your thigh and calf.
  • Numbness or muscle weakness along the nerve pathway in your leg or foot. In some cases, you may have pain in one part of your leg and numbness in another.
  • Tingling or a pins-and-needles feeling, often in your toes or part of your foot.
  • Loss of muscle mass in your calf or thigh.
  • In extreme cases, loss of bladder or bowel control.

CARE TIPS FOR SCIATICA

  • Sleep on a comfortable, but firm mattress on your side or back with knees bent. Keep a pillow under or between your knees. You will typically find that sleeping on one side is more comfortable than the other side. Try to stay to the side, which offers more comfort.
  • Adjust the height of chairs so your feet are flat on the floor and the knees are a little higher than the hips.
  • Keep your feet flat on the floor and do not cross your legs when sitting
  • Sit in chairs that have firm back support and sit up straight against the back 01 the chair

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