Sciatica is the given name to the irritation of the sciatic nerve that pinches all through your lower back. Whether you’ve heard it from your doctor or an expert like myself, everything is true…your nerves will not give mercy to anything in its way. The range in pain can go from mild to severe sharp like pain. Sciatica is usually caused by a compression nerve in our lower back.
You will often hear how Sciatica is linked to back pain, but it’s not solely. There’s far more to see the meets your eyes. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the human body, and it you were to stretch it out, it would be about the length and width of a football field, no kidding!
But unlike a”goal line”, the sciatic nerve begins more about the half line, where you find your lower back to be. It rushes in through your buttocks, down your legs, and ends just below your knee cap. And that end is the start of all means.
This nerve does more then expand, it has the ability to contract. In the way are your muscles in the lower leg, and it will supply an electric sensation to the bottom of your foot.
What must come down must come up…
Think of your sciatic nerve like a jolt of electricity conducted by an electric conductor. But instead of shooting electrons back the opposite direction, it drives nerve receptors. Which brings us to the Mullah!
If you didn’t feel your pelvic pain hurting as the sensation traveled down to your legs, then it will eventually make its way back up.
The big question here is how can you avoid sciatica nerve pelvic pain? We’re about to get you there in this article. Here you will learn about:
- Your pelvic structure
- Pelvic pain
- Your treatment options
- What works best for you
The Roadway To Your Problem
Right underneath your last spinal disc(Your L5) and below your abdomen in the lower torso is your pelvis.
Here is an image of where your sciatic nerve meets at your pelvic bone, and runs almost perpendicular down to the bottom of your knee cap.
How Do Your Pelvis Nerves Cause Your Pain
Now that you’ve seen where your pelvis is located, and where your sciatic nerve starts and ends, it’s now time to find out more specifically what the causes are.
About 90% of your sciatic nerve pain is caused by a herniated disc. This is where you want to begin investigating.
On your back side there are a total of 25 vertebrae, 12 from your neck(cervical spine) 7 from your upper body(thoracic spine)m and 5 from your lower back(lumbar spine).
Where Does This Disc Hide?
A herniated disc can occur at any part, but its most likely to set up, camp, and stakeouts in your lumbar region. And in your lower back are three areas:
When your disc get squeezed down by your vertebrae, it can cause your disc to get pushed out to your back in the spinal canal, and irritate nerve endings.
Others causes of sciatic nerve pain in your pelvic region are:
- Endometriosis. A chronic, where your cells resemble your uterus lining. More so called endometrial cells, that grow outside your uterus. This will cause chronic inflammation and scarring.
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Tumors within your spine
- Sedimentary lifestyle
A sedimentary lifestyle is the root of your ongoing problem. If you’re’re constantly choosing to eat the wrong foods, sit for very long times, and not be proactive is the major reason you continue to hurt.
In pregnancy, hormones are being produced in the women’s body. Such hormones are like “Relaxin“, which cause your ligaments to loosen up and stretch, which leads to back pain and pelvis pain.
Your Treatment Options
Dealing with your sciatic nerve pain doesn’t have to be a constant let down, or a screeching yell off the roof of your mouth.
It no longer needs to persist and get in the way of literally every move you make. It’s time you set the rules, and say enough is enough, I need my lifestyle back.
With these treatment options at your fingertips, you’ll see why there’s no need to settle for the common answer:
“Oh, well, I guess I have to live with it”
You can treat your pelvic sciatic nerve pain with the following:
- Medication. This can get tricky, because we often associate pain with strong painkillers. If you feel you need to get off your opioid drugs, you can see more here. But other then that, you can temporarily use NSAIDs
- Nerve Blocks
- Heat and Cold therapy(better known as cryotherapy)
- Topical medication
With that being said, there are two questions I need to ask you, and one answer I’d like to hear from you.
Is your pain acute or is it chronic?
The reason you are being asked is that the treatment process diverge from one another, but can end up merging in certain aspects,
If you have acute sciatic pelvic nerve pain, then your process will look exactly like this:
- Over the counter painkillers. Such are Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naproxen.
- Exercising. You need to stick to low impact exercises and stretches, such as walking and swimming.
- Grab a hot or cold compression pack. The difference between hot and cold is that hot promotes blood circulation and oxygen, while the cold reduces swelling. When you start to flair up, begin with a cold pack. And then proceed to a hot pack once the duration of cooling is done.
Make sure that if you take a pain reliever that you review your options with your doctor first before trying anything for yourself. And know that one thing that works for you, will not mean the same for another person.
What if you have chronic Sciatic nerve pain rushing through your pelvis?
When you go to take care of your pelvic pain, it’ll take self care management, and medical treatments.on your behalf.
You need to apply the following tips:
- physical therapy
- cognitive behavioral therapy
Let’s break these categories into different sections and see how this specifically looks like to you.
#1. Physical therapy
Your sciatic pelvic nerve pain is probably irritatingly pinching at you right about now, and it might just feel like its at the point of no return. Your thoughts are neither right nor wrong, they’re just theories!
And to test a theory, you have to put into action right? The first thing that comes to your mind is “quick relief”.
How That Looks:
You pop up a pill, sit back and let the pain dwindle. But really ask yourself, is this effective? “Am I truly treating the root of the cause?”
Thank god for physical therapy. With the help of your physical therapist, he/she will be able to set up a list of exercises that will right away strike back at your pelvis and correct its structure.
Two likely physical therapy exercises you will come across are:
This stretch will be done while sitting on the table-top in your physical therapist office.
How to do:
- Sit up nice and straight
- Straighten your affected pain, and look up to the ceiling at the same time.
- Hold it there for 5 seconds
- Bend your knee, and come back down
- Repeat 9 more times, for a total of 10 times
You’ll feel the symptoms going down your legs, and that’s completely normal, its a part of the healing process.
2. Slump Stretch
How to do:
- Lean against the wall
- Keep your legs and knees straight
- Fingers interlocked behind your head
- Now slump forward
- Hold it for 30 seconds
- Raise back up
- Repeat 2 more times, for a total of 3 reps
Again, if you feel symptoms rushing down into your legs, its completely normal, and a part of the healing process.
If you yet have not spoken to your physical therapist, its a great idea to do so because, they will tell you what is really the root of the cause, if its arthritis, a herniated disc, a degenerative disc pinching at your pelvis and causing your sacroiliac joint pain, or anything else.
To see more about physical therapy hip strengthening exercises for your sciatica, see the best hip stretches here for more.
Why attempt to mask your pain with drugs, when you can actually get to the root of the cause with exercises? Whether your are:
There’s always an appropriate exercise for you.
1. Knee To Your Chest
the knee to your chest is the absolute best stretch you’ll get relief from your sacroiliac joint.
How to do:
- Lay your back flat on the ground
- Stretch out your legs in front of you
- Pull one knee up to your chest, exhaling as you do
- Hold your knee with both hands
- Hold it for 10 seconds
- Come back down, inhaling as you do
- Repeat a total of 10 times for each leg
2. Press Up
This stretch will engage your buttocks, and relieve tension in your pelvic area at the same time.
How to do:
- Lay belly down on the ground
- From a prone position, press-up on your hands, raising your torso, while keeping your pelvis on the ground
- Keep your lower back and buttocks relaxed so you can feel a good stretch.
- Hold it in position for 5 seconds
- Do a total of 10 repetitions.
As you get stronger, go on to hold it for up to seconds per repetition.
3. Knee across your chest
This will stretch out the outer muscles of your buttocks, while reliving pain in your pifimoris muscle.
How to do:
- Lie on the floor with both legs flat
- Raise your affected leg(the one with pain) and place that foot on the floor outside your opposite knee
- Now pull your knee of your bent leg directly across the mid-line of your body by using your opposite hand
- Do this until you feel a good stretch, and do not force your knee.
- Hold it for 30 seconds.
- Slowly return to starting position.
- Do this for a total of 3 times.
Exercises that are targeted for your pelvis will speed up your recovery and give you a better sciatica treatment.
#3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
“But the pain is in my body not all in my head”.
This statement is not too far from the truth, but it needs some diligent examining.
I agree with you, that your pain is not all mentally, and that you actually feel a pinched nerve running from one end to the other. But in fact, trigger points can join in the party.
Stress, fear, and other emotional issues will impact your entire body, and cause tension and even yet, panic. Once the pain immediately sets in, your stress can greatly impact your:
- Muscular structure
Stress will reduce your ability in the brain to overcome all the symptoms, and it will lead to an unfulfilled and unhappy lifestyle. But…
that’s why you’re here, because you truly know there’s’s a way to shred these beliefs and start to shape your own mentality once and for all.
This is what you should do:
#1. Meditation and relaxation
Think about this formula for a second:
Mediation = Relaxation = Pain Free
Mediating will help train your mind to relax and allow all your stressful impacts to lessen significantly. Do you want to be this guy instead:
Or would you rather use mediation techniques blended with Yoga? Oh yes, Yoga.
Don’t underestimate the power of what yoga can do for your sciatic pelvic nerve pain. You get the benefits of healing your muscles, joints, and sciatic nerve all with the benefits of meditation. In my life, I’ve forced myself to get up every morning before I get out of bed, to do my stretching.
Morning To Night:
My afternoons, evenings, and nights are no different. By the time I’m done, I’ve completed a full body stretching workout that miraculously ends my pain the following day.
Progress through implementation is the key.
#2. Read On
In my years of sciatica pelvic pain, I’ve not only turned to yoga, but reading too. I have found the long-lasting cause and cur for my horrible hip and leg pain that I was suffering for more then 2 years! To say it changed my life, is an understatement. I read Doctor Sarno’s book “Healing Back Pain” and experienced great results.
Thanks for my friend for recommending it for my lower back pain. In his book, you’ll learn about TMS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. A powerful way to treat your musckoskeletal and nerve pain problems.
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And then there are the use of drugs, of course.
There’s no greater relief in the world then a fast one, am I right? That may slide with acute sciatica pelvic pain, but not when its chronic. But why?
No one is stopping you from popping up a pill, grabbing your favorite seat to sink into your couch,
but that’s just it!
No one but yourself is. You’ll take the chance to relieve your pain with cheap methods that don’t result in you feeling better.
Rather so they can be harmful, and lead to worsening in your lifestyle habits. Remember, that at this stage, it is an A, B, C process, not a “Z”(ending) one. All of us want the most convenient and give me. give me answer. I have good and bad news for you.
Bad news first: The pain is just being masked, and it doesn’t address the root of your cause – inflammation.
Good news: You don’t have to fight short term relief anymore. You can put a block to it, like I have.
In the past two years, I trialed and tested what works best to not only take the edge off the pain with a pill, but exercise and do everything else I needed to:
- stretch out
- and align my spine
I took what I first thought was the right approach. Expensive treatments, like inversion tables, and chiropractic visits once every two weeks. I’d carry my bottle of Ibuprofen wherever I went.
Only one month into it, I needed to do more to be able to exercise and strengthen my weak muscles. I couldn’t do get my muscles imbalances corrected, because every time I tried, my lower back and sciatic nerve pelvic pain came back. After all…
Who wants to exercise with reoccurring pain? Nobody does.
So In my quest to a better solution, I was referred to the Healthy Back Institute. Little did I know at the time, they had the right remedies to not only decrease my pain, but increase the rate of performance in following thru with and completing:
- my pre and post workouts
- walk up right without hunching
- get back to vacuuming, and working out in the yard
- Having the joy of being around my friends and family
The most important part of it it all was that I had the most instant and long lasting sacroiliac joint relief.
The couch who? The bed who? These were no longer parameters, because I now had a formula to treat my sciatica nerve without painkillers, without side effects, and without short relief!
What Will Work For You
No man or woman was made to react the same way. And not everyone will try to follow steps A, B, C before they get to letter Z… Some of you want time and energy saved.
But if you do go through it like the super trooper you are, you’re guaranteed to have the healthiest life at your finger tips.
But not all try step by step, and I understand you need the relief first, and then you’ll think about working on every other aspect of your sciatic nerve and lower back pain for the long haul.
Rather then going through the traditional exercise first, get relief next methods, you can reverse engineer it.
Starting with supplementing your body. With chronic sciatic pelvic pain, you should stretch and exercise regularly, but you might have limitations. I was there.
I didn’t feel like exercising some days, eating good, thinking right, and following it up with natural remedies. So I thought in advance, and used the help of the health back institute to get on with my life.
Anytime you eat meals with anti-inflammatory content, you would think you’d absorb all the nutrients to help treat your pain, but its actually the opposite. Foods don’t bring in more calories and don’t convert the anti-inflammatory properties into high energy to break down your pain.
The best way to go about it(other than exercise, or if you can’t exercise) is to supplement your sciatic nerve pain. There’s no greater way to do so then a gem that I use. You can learn more about heal-n-soothe by clicking here.
Your Sciatic Pelvic Pain Can’t Shut You Down
Sciatica is a worldwide problem, and one many of us fail to understand. The best picture I can draw in your mind is, its like a hose.
On one end is a knot, or a pinched and closed loop, if you will. And on the other end where the mouth of the water comes out, nothing is dripping out.
You’d have to focus in the end that’s tied in a knot(in this case your pelvis), loosen it, and let the pain in your lower back flush right on out.
You’ve learned where to find your pelvis, its structure, and where your sciatic nerve runs through. Along with how your nerves cause your pelvis pain, through a herniated disc a degenerative disc or other underlying issues.
We’ve run through your treatment options, and broke them down into categories, acute, and chronic, step by step, and ran you through how to sufficiently go about it.
And lastly, you saw you can actually treat your chronic sciatic nerve with more natural remedies then painkillers, and the benefits of then focusing on strengthening and completely working on your framework without trouble; and supplementing if need be.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, opinions, you can leave me a comment below. I’ll be more then happy to help you live your best life starting today.
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