Of Low Back Pain
Causes of Low Back Pain
This is a condition which causes pain down the back of one or both thighs.
Inflammation of the sciatic nerve (which is the largest nerve in the body-about
the diameter of your little finger) can be either constant or intermittent.
Success in solving this problem is directly correlated to the diagnosis. Sciatica
can be caused by a pinched nerve as it exits the low back spine or it can be
caused by prostatic cancer. Odds are usually that the cause is some structural
imbalance, but there are so many potential causes, some serious and some benign,
it is better to at least know that there may be a grave cause to the symptoms.
This doesn't mean that you shouldn't immediately incorporate a strategy to
eliminate any structural imbalances. In most cases, this will resolve the problem.
If the problem doesn't respond to these basic efforts, then professional assistance
may be needed. The first effort in relieving sciatic symptoms should be to
review Hip Pain.
Trigger points can accumulate in the piriformis muscle forcing a contraction
and strangulation of the sciatic nerve. The tennis ball exercise should be
incorporated to help to relax the piriformis muscle. Stretching may be beneficial,
but that is more of a "try an see" exercise.
If there are no improvements with this approach, refer to Low Back Pain to
better understand the relationship between the sciatic nerve and the low back
spine. Seeking help from a chiropractor or orthopedist may be indicated if
the solution can't be found at home.
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