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What is SCIATICA, andrnhow can myotherapy helps?

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Most people—if not all—have heard of or perhaps evenrnexperienced sciatica or sciatic pain, but what precisely is it? And how myotherapy northrnMelbourne can help. Explore now.

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The term "sciatica" is frequently used, althoughrnit's actually fairly nebulous and is used to simply describe any ailment whosernsymptoms include discomfort flowing from the lower back down either one or bothrnlegs (potentially all the way down to the foot). Different types of pain mightrngenerate pins & needles, tingling, numbness, pinching, or catching feelingsrnwhen moving.

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The symptoms that we refer to as sciatica can be caused by arnvariety of different causes or illnesses, therefore sciatica actually define arncollection of symptomsrnrather than a single condition.

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To be more specific, the term "Sciatic" refers tornthe name of the nerves that originate in the lower spine/back and branch outrninto two Sciatic nerves, one for each leg, innervating the muscles andrnstructures of the legs in the process.

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Sciatica is a condition in which this nerve becomesrnsusceptible to irritation from pressure exerted on it by other structures.

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As was previously mentioned, there can be a number of causesrnfor this impingement on the sciatic nerves, some of which include pressure fromrna tight Piriformis muscle (which the sciatic nerve passes directly through orrnbeneath), pressure from an intervertebral disc bulge or herniation of thernlumbar spine (lower back), stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal,rnand spondylolisthesis, which is the slipping of one verte

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As we can see, there are numerous ways in which the sciaticrnnerve can be affected, with the same experience and symptoms that we refer tornas "Sciatica" as the final consequence. While some of these scenariosrnmay sound frightening, the majority of the time it is simple to manage the painrnwhile working with a skilled myotherapist who can offer guidance or send you tornanother professional if your condition is very acute or severe.

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Since pressure of some sort is the cause of the sciaticrnnerve irritation, the goal of treatment is to free up more space for the nervernbecause nerves also need to be able to slide and move with the rest of thernbody.

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It's important to note that the course of treatment willrndepend on which of the various mechanisms is active, but in general, anyrntechnique used will aim to free up more space for that nerve and will typicallyrninvolve working on the muscles in the lower back, pelvis, hips, glutes, back ofrnthe thighs, and possibly even the calves. Some of these methods may involve thernuse of your hands, such as therapeutic massage and myofascial release, or theyrnmay use helpful nerve gliding motions that can lessen the sensitivity of thosernnerves.

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And in cases where the sensations are really acute, recent,rnand severe, Myofascial Dry Needling is frequently used to ease the discomfortrnand tone everything down without placing undue additional strain on thernnerve/system.

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Joint mobilizations are another service that myotherapistsrncan offer to help the hips and lower back move more freely. Mobilizations arerndifferent from manipulations in that we won't be "cracking yourrnbones," but instead will gently nudge your joints toward rhythmic mobilityrnagain without any crunches or cracks of high speed.

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We would then consider exercises that were specificallyrndesigned for your circumstance, which could range from simple stretches for arnfew key tight muscles to a comprehensive programme to assist develop stabilityrnaround the spine and support the structure for good nerve activity.

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Deep abdominal work, diaphragm "weight-lifting,"rnthe sphinx, piriformis stretches, and glute and adductor strengthening are arnfew popular exercises you might want to try.

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