How to Get Rid of Pinched Sciatic Nerve

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Get to know how to deal with pinched sciatic nerve pains or what is known as Sciatica. Here are pinched nerve solution

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How to Get Rid of Pinched Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Learn the What is a pinched sciatic nerve, it’s Causes, Symptoms, First Aid and Treatment of Pinched Sciatic Nerve Pain How to Get Rid of Pinched Sciatic Nerve Pain Copyright www.hlpain.com

Which is the Sciatic Nerve?:

Which is the Sciatic Nerve? Copyright www.hlpain.com This is the nerve that originates from the lower back specifically from the Sacrum(the bone that is felt when you touch the lower back)it stretches down the buttocks and further down the thigh to go insert on the calf muscles at the back of the upper part of the leg.

Sciatic Nerve Definition cont…:

Sciatic Nerve Definition cont… Copyright www.hlpain.com This is the longest nerve in the body and supplies the gluteus muscles (butt muscles), muscles of the thigh including the hamstring, the quadrants and finally the calf muscles. It is also the nerve that is severed in case of poor administration of injections on the buttocks

Causes of Pinched Nerve Sciatic Pain:

Causes of Pinched Nerve Sciatic Pain Spinal stenosis : This is the narrowing of the canal that contains the spinal cord leading to compression of the nerve and its roots Copyright www.hlpain.com

Causes Cont….:

Causes Cont…. Spinal neoplasms : This is a where there are cancers that occur within the spinal canal that exert pressure on the nerve roots of the sciatic nerve Muscle spasms: In case of an acute onset of muscle spasms especially the piriformis muscle where the nerve is ‘housed’ can lead to the nerve being trapped in between the spasms leading to the pain Spinal injury: Injury that impacts on the spine can lead to damage of the sciatic nerve and its roots leading to inflammation of the nerve Disc disorders: Occurs as a result of one vertebral disc overlying another leading to the nerve being injured Arthritis: Inflammation of the joints of vertebral discs can lead to compression of the nerve causing pain Copyright www.hlpain.com

Sciatica:

Sciatica This is a situation whereby the sciatic nerve is compressed, inflamed or pinched as a result of an underlying condition that results in the nerve being injured. Copyright www.hlpain.com

Symptoms of Pinched Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Symptoms of Pinched Sciatic Nerve Pain Sharp, Burning and Debilitating pain along the Sciatic Nerve Nausea and Vomiting Fever Chills and Body Weakness Numbness on the areas supplied by the nerve Burning and tingling sensation or ‘pins and needles’ sensation Difficulties in controlling bowel and bladder movements (Seek Immediate Medical Help in this case) Copyright www.hlpain.com

First Aid and Treatment:

First Aid and Treatment First Aid: Apply cold compresses on the areas intermittently (on and off) to reduce inflammation and consequently reduce the pain A hot bath is also advised to help reduce the tension on body muscles in case of a spasm Drug therapy: Analgesics (pain killers) are usually prescribed which include ibuprofen ( brufen ) and diclofenac ( dinac ). Antidepressants commonly diazepam may also be prescribed to help reduce the patient’s anxiety. Surgery may be sought as a last option in case of a herniated (dislodged disc) to remove it Physical therapy Copyright www.hlpain.com

Recommendations in case of Pinched Sciatic Nerve:

Recommendations in case of Pinched Sciatic Nerve Cold compresses Hot regular baths in case of muscle spasms Avoid lifting heavy objects Seek Medical treatment in persistent pain Log on to http://hlpain.com for more health information and for information on Pinched Sciatic Nerve check this article Pinched Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Copyright www.hlpain.com