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Jo is a Pilates and biomechanics specialist coach. Jo specialises in establishing Pilates beyond its present practical use, to an application that pushes the limits of science for treatment and wellness management.

Exactly what is sciatica?

Sciatica is a set of symptoms consisting of discomfort that might be triggered by basic compression or irritation of one of five spine nerve roots that trigger each sciatic nerve, or by squeezing or irritability of the left or right or both sciatic nerves. The discomfort is felt in the lower back, butt, or numerous components of the leg and foot. In addition to discomfort, which is often severe, there might be pins and needles, muscular weak point, needles and pins or tingling and difficulty in regulating the leg or moving. Typically, the symptoms are just felt on one side of the body. Pain can be serious in extended exposure to winter. (Wikipedia).

Exactly what causes sciatica?

Anything that puts pressure on the sciatic nerve or its root can develop the inflammation we describe as sciatica.

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vertebral disc putting pressure on the nerve root,.

a mishap or fall on your butts that triggered a trauma to the sciatic nerve passing as a result of the sciatic notch.

an over active piriformis muscle tethering the nerve.

neural tension -caused by limitation on the sheath that borders the nerve. Your hamstring muscles may appear tight but they are just protecting a tethered sciatic nerve which has launching and mobilising delicately.

Exactly what can we do to will help relieve the pain?

Safeguard the Sciatic Nerve in Exercise -be cautious not to irritate the nerve more than it currently is; Nerves can be fussy and give you lots of feedback such as tightness, tingling and tension. Any exercise/stretches must be conducted in a gentle way paying very close attention to not over activating this location.

Avoid over-recruiting muscles that press the sciatic nerve. E.G pressing the hip extensors (buttocks) too much.

If the sciatica is from a broken disc then prevent going into unnecessary flexion, and occasionally extension.

Avoid putting the nerve on stretch; so gentle variety on hamstring muscle stretches and leg circles, slowly increasing range over time.

Prevent too much flexion [forward bending] If there is a disc sore, in the lumbar spine which could irritate the nerve. So work from a neutral spine, get things to relocate and unwind, and get the core strong. You can do a great deal of Pilates and still get rid of stressors on the sciatic nerve.

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Jo is a Pilates and biomechanics expert coach. Jo is likewise a senior trainer and the Lead Quality Verifier for Drummond Education. Jo specialises in establishing Pilates beyond its current functional use, to an application that pushes the boundaries of science for therapy and wellness management.

Sciatica is a set of symptoms including discomfort that could be triggered by general squeezing or inflammation of one of five spinal nerve roots that provide rise to each sciatic nerve, or by squeezing or irritability of the left or right or both sciatic nerves. You can do a lot of Pilates and still remove stress factors on the sciatic nerve.

 

Posted Jul 01, 2013 at 12:44pm

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