What is Sciatica?
Many people believe that sciatica is a disease when it is simply a symptom. Symptoms differ considerably from person to person, but some examples of symptoms that might be exhibited by sciatica include:
- Leg pain
- Leg weakness
- Bad leg cramping
- Leg numbness
- Burning of tingling sensations down your leg, possibly even your toes
- Excruciating, shooting pain when standing or sitting
Not being able to move your foot, toes, or bend your knee are the most unusual symptoms. All of these symptoms should be discussed with a doctor. – Please get in touch with your doctor before starting any treatment for these or any other symptoms.
What causes sciatica?
A nerve that has been compressed is the most common cause of sciatica. This is often the sciatic nerve, which is the longest single nerve in your body and runs down both sides of your lower spine before ending at the bottom of your foot.
The sciatic nerve connects the spinal cord to the leg and foot muscles, which control your motor and sensory functions in your lower extremities. The sciatica pain is felt mostly in the lower extremities when the sciatic nerve is compressed or damaged.
A variety of factors can cause sciatica:
- Herniated or slipped discs are the most frequent cause. If a disc is misaligned or unhealthy, the structure of the disc shifts or protrudes from its normal position, frequently pressing on a nerve.
- Spondylolisthesis is an injury to the spine in which one of the vertebrae is out of alignment with the disc above it. This restricts the width of our nerves as they travel from one vertebra to the next. Excessive narrowing can lead to nerve irritation, pinching, and damage.
- Tightness or spasms of a tiny muscle deep in your buttocks, the piriformis muscle, are responsible for Piriformis syndrome. As a result of this, increased pressure on the sciatic nerve and irritation.
- Spinal stenosis is a condition in which your spinal canal narrows, putting more stress on the nerves.
How to relieve sciatica
There are many techniques for alleviating sciatica or attempting to make the symptoms less intense or long-lasting.
Many people find that physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage treatment are beneficial. However, they all take time, travel, and money to achieve optimal results. Rest is beneficial, yet it needs time, which many people do not have when their sciatica prevents them from working or participating in family events. Medication may hide symptoms temporarily, but they do not always address the root of the problem.
Inversion tables are popular among people seeking sciatica alleviation and other similar back problems.
Try Inversion with a Teeter
Teeter Inversion Tables have been proved to aid with sciatica and the muscular or skeletal problems that cause it.
Inversion therapy relaxes, stretches, and elongates the back, hip, and leg muscles (as well as the rest of your body). Your spine is more flexible and able to decompress and lengthen when your muscles are soft and stretched.
Spinal decompression reduces pressure on the nerves, allowing herniated and slipped discs to heal themselves naturally. The spinal column is supported to return to proper alignment, which allows for plenty of space between each vertebra for the nerves to go through.
According to Newcastle University researchers, inversion therapy is an effective conservative treatment for people wanting relief from sciatica pain caused by a herniated disc without needing surgery.
Patients were assigned to one of two groups: a group that received regular physiotherapy on its own and a group that used a Teeter inversion table in conjunction with it. Their findings were quite encouraging for those suffering from sciatica. – The risk of needing surgery was reduced by 70.5 percent among those who performed inversion with a Teeter!