Do I Have Sciatica?

Sciatic Pain

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a type of back pain cause by an issue with the sciatic nerve, usually injury or pressure. It is important to keep in mind that not all kinds of lower back pain are a result of sciatica, as this pain must be caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. Sciatica can come and go it is not necessarily a chronic condition. However, if you have had sciatica once, there is a high likelihood that it will return. How do you find out if you have Sciatica? Make an appointment with the Sciatica Specialists at APMS North Houston in Humble or the Sciatica Specialists at APMS of Baytown.

What Causes Sciatica?

While the root cause of sciatica is irritation of the roots contained in the lower spine, additional common causes include:

Where Can Sciatica Develop?

Sciatica occurs in the following area:

It is important to keep in mind that, while sciatica originates in the lower back, the resulting pain can stem to the legs, buttocks, and hips.

How Does Sciatica Affect the Spine?

Sciatica most often starts with a herniated disc in the lower back. When a disc herniates, it creates additional pressure on the surrounding nerves. When the pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve, the nerve that begins in the lower back and splits to run through the lower body, it can cause sciatica. Sciatica can cause a variety of problems all along the sciatic nerve.

What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

The most common symptoms of sciatica are:

What are the Risk Factors for Sciatica?

Some typical risk factors of sciatica include:

How Do I Prevent Sciatica?

You can prevent sciatica with the following steps:

 

How Do I Treat Sciatica?

You can treat sciatica with the following steps:

The Sciatica Specialists of Humble are ready to assist you at Advanced Pain Management of North Houston in Humble or the Sciatica Specialists at APMS of Baytown.  

 

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Kim Bergeron Kim Bergeron Kim Bergeron has been published in local news, magazine and media print since 2004. Her background in media, journalism and health has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. Her writing skills may be confirmed independently on NewspaperArchive.com. She especially enjoys topics in her field of interests which are humanitarian, health and wellness. You may learn more about her work with APMS of Greater Houston at www.apmsbaytown.com.

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