Aloha everyone. I’m Dr. Tom from Kalani Total Health Center.
Today we’re talking about the common causes of sciatica.
As you may know, sciatica can vary from person to person. Symptoms can be different and variable. The reason is because the cause of sciatica may be different from person to person.
The really important factor here is for you to understand what is causing your sciatica, so we can understand how to fix
And correct your sciatica pain.
This is the leading cause of sciatica, where we have direct compression of the spinal nerve roots.
These chronic conditions bring about degenerative changes that can further compromise or compress the spinal nerve roots.
Degenerative Joint Disease
Scar Tissue and Adhesions
Strains and Sprains
Slips and Falls
A shift in the alignment of the vertebrate that’s compromising the compression or health of that nerve root.
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Dysfunction of a joint of the hips and pelvis irritating the sciatic nerve or simply referring pain into a similar pain distribution.
A spasm of the piriformis, or deep gluteal muscles, can causes inflammation of the muscles and tendons further compressing the sciatic nerve.
Subluxations are really a complex of all the disorders we just talked about. You can have two or more of those all at the same time.
Cyst formations, tumors, and infections are not common, but they’re always included in our differential diagnosis and part of our physical exam and health history.
You can see sciatica can be caused by a wide range of conditions and give you some different symptoms that are variable from person to person. The key take-home message is we must first understand what is causing your sciatica so we can understand how to correct it. The earlier we detect your sciatica, the easier it is to correct.
I’m Doctor Tom from Kalani Total Health Center. Your one-stop holistic health care shop. Thank you. Aloha. Mahalo.