By Susan Sarko
Sciatica is not a specific medical condition, rather a description of symptoms of related lower back causes. These can include herniated or bulging discs, etc. Sciatica pain is related to the sciatic nerve which runs from the back and down both legs. In fact, the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. Any i-Irritation to the sciatic nerve can cause sciatica. This can lead to pain and discomfort elsewhere in the body. Frequently, sciatica results in lower back pain, burning, tingling, numbness and pain in the legs and butt.
Sciatica symptoms can include the following:
- Pain in the butt or back of your leg that often becomes worse when sitting
- Tingling sensation and/or burning feeling down your legs
- Numbness in the legs or feet
- A persistent pain and/or discomfort in your butt, most often only one side
- Experiencing shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand
Proper sitting posture plays an important role in keeping the symptoms associated with sciatica at bay. Try using a wedge designed seat cushion that tilts your pelvis slightly forward to help maintain your body’s natural lumbar curve. When sleeping, it’s important to remember to keep your body aligned properly. Specially designed leg pillows for side sleepers can help maintain good sleeping posture, reduce spinal twisting and keep pelvis stabilized. Back sleepers can take the pressure off of their lower spine by placing a pillow or wedge below their knees. Try to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and always exhibit good posture in everything that you do.
Specially designed products that can help you maintain proper posture throughout the day and night and help with sciatica pain, herniated discs and other lower back pain.