Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve that causes the patient to feel a pain in the lower back, extending to the back of the legs and can reach toes sometimes.
This is one of the most common causes in the art of osteopathy and sick leave among pregnant women and middle-aged men. The inability and the pain can last up to a month or more if left untreated.
The sciatic nerve irritation occurs when compressed by any body that is in its route. Nerve roots that arise from spinal cord, and exit through the vertebrae. Fuse into the nerve, and from there, down to the Pierno, behind the buttocks, thigh and knee up to the outer edge of the foot.
The causes range from a herniated disc, stenosis of the lumbar canal, pyramidal syndrome, pregnancy, etc.
Treatment for sciatica
Osteopathic treatment begins in the acute pain, stiffness and lack of mobility. Manual processing begins assessing these signs of the acute phase and subsequent injuries. A abdominal level, hayq to assess and treat visceral adhesions unlocking the parietal peritoneum for better mobility of the pelvis.
We must start from the basis that osteopathy does not cure anything, but it helps to put in place a mechanism of self-regulation. Typically, between 3 and 5 sessions acute phase improves by 70% -80%, and in a month can be fully restored.
With the return of injury and without symptoms, visits could be spaced between 6 and 12 months, although it depends on the injury, activity and person.