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Sciatica Causes, Symptoms & Treatment at AMI Clinic Bedford

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is radiated into the buttock/leg.

Sciatica can be caused by a number of factors however a slipped (herniated) disc is the most common identified cause of sciatica. The discs are made from a tough, fibrous case that contains a softer gel-like substance. There are various causes for disc disruption which can be brought on by a number of factors.

Some common causes of disc disruption:

  • Repeated compression/irritation
  • Lack of spinal movement
  • Lack of exercise
  • Wear and tear
  • Changes in the tissue around the disc
  • Trauma/Injury
  • Obesity and being overweight

The outer part of the disc ruptures (splits), allowing the gel inside to form a bulge and protrude outwards between the vertebrae. When this bulge/protrusion presses against the nerve, it can cause sciatica.

Most of the time the pressure on the spinal nerve has been underlying for months and years even before you experience any symptoms. The body adapts to the changes up until it cannot cope with demands.

Sciatica pain can range from being mild to very painful. The pain often gets worse over time limiting simple movements and activities of daily living.

Sciatica Symptoms can include:

  • Pain in the low back/buttock and or leg/foot
  • Numbness and or tingling in the low back/buttock and or leg
  • Muscle weakness

Sciatica Symptoms are often triggered by:

  • Sneezing, coughing or laughing
  • Change of position
  • Maintaining a position
  • Sitting to standing
  • Turning, bending and lifting

If you are suffering with sciatica and are interested in how chiropractic treatment can help you then call and make an appointment today with our chiropractor and visit the AMI Clinic near Kempston in Bedford, Bedfordshire.

Please contact us on 01234 307565 or email us on info@amiclinics.co.uk

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