Tuesday, April 09, 2013
PIPSANDMSMAMA79 & I have started a Spark Team for sufferers of Sciatica.
Neither of us are medical professionals, we are just trying to get a support group going for those facing the unique challenges for trying to stay healthy and in shape while coping with and treating Sciatic pain.
Please join us!
What is Sciatica?
"Sciatica (pronounced sai-AT-ti-ka) is the name given to any pain stemming from the irritation of the sciatic nerve. Anything that irritates this nerve can cause pain that ranges from mild to severe; usually, from a compressed nerve root in the lumbar (lower) spine. Often, the term "sciatica" is confused with general back pain. However, sciatica is not just limited to the back.
The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the human body. It runs from the lower back, through the buttocks, and down the legs, ending just below the knee. This nerve controls several muscles in the lower legs and allows that area to be sensitive to touch.
Sciatica is not, in fact, a condition, but rather a symptom of another problem involving the sciatic nerve. "
(snippet from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.co