Sciatica is a name used for many disorders of the lower back. The real cause of sciatica is an irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve runs with its branches from the spine through the pelvis to the leg. If the nerve before entering the leg gets some pressure so irritated this is what is called sciatica.
Symptoms occur with pain in the buttock, radiating to the hip and often in the leg, calf and even feet. This may be associated with or without back pain when the cause is often found on the back.
There are about 3 areas where the nerve can be trapped: column, pelvis and buttock. In a vertebra column or an inflamed joint can press the roots of the sciatic nerve which may have radiation. A disk can also cause this tingling. If the pelvis is tilted, it can also put pressure on the nerve and often a tilted pelvis can also cause scarring that press on the nerve.
The nerve can also be trapped in or below the piriformis muscle. If this muscle is too tight or spasm that causes pressure on the sciatic nerve producing radiation. This is often seen in people with chronic back complaints or very arched.
As the result of such a diverse sciatica and having a combination of factors, correct diagnosis is essential. THE CASE or only when symptoms are not treated, it will only temporarily ease or even be a result.
In our clinic we specialize in diagnosing and treating this annoying and often long complaint. By bailing out the cause will take the road all the way. We do this with the help of among others analyzing the position, taking into account the whole body and often multi-disciplinary working with such a podiatrist.