Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It’s rooted in the lower back and extends through the rump, providing nerve endings through the leg. It travels through an opening in the pelvis called the greater sciatic foramen, and typically runs below the piriformis muscle.
This is why piriformis muscle problems or spasm can lead to sciatica symptoms. The sciatic nerve then travels down the back of the upper thigh  Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is centered on the lower back, and the cause is usually from a ruptured n the spinal column that irritates or inflames the nerve.
Bone, tumors, muscles, and infections can also cause inflammation of the sciatic nerve and the resulting back and leg pain.
Most people believe that they are suffering from sciatica however if you have true sciatica, you find it extremely difficult to walk properly, unable to lie down to sleep at night and have constant nerve pain travelling down your leg and possibly into the foot.
What most people suffer from is sciatic nerve irritation.

The Correct Schussler Salts

In the case of a sciatic attack salt No 7 Magnesium Phosphate taken as a 'hot 7' is the best remedy.

Further Advice

Cold and heat packs on the buttocks and lower back to help reduce the inflammation.  Once the area is warmed either through the use of heat packs or a nice long hot shower, gradual movements and gentle stretching covering the lower back, glutes and legs.  When experiencing acute pain, lay flat on the floor and bend the legs.

There are various tests (SLUMP and SLT) we can use in the clinic to see if the pain you are experiencing is coming from the sciatic nerve.  Call the clinic now to book your appointment and get further advice.   If you are experiencing numbness in the legs, please call a doctor.