Sciatic Pain – the causes & ways to get relief

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Sciatic pain is pain that radiates down the back of your leg. For some it may be just into the buttock, for others it can go down right to your toes.

Either way, the cause of sciatic pain is not always serious or severe.

In fact the majority of sciatica cases are not due to disc issues at all. They can be one of the following more common situations.

Piriformis Syndrome

piriformis stretch

Stretch only til you feel pulling NOT pain!

The Piriformis muscle attaches to your sacrum (the wedge shaped bone) and out to the top of your thighbone. The sciatic nerve runs through or next to the muscle and hence if the muscle tightens, pain can develop.

To relieve this type of sciatic pain, you simply need to stretch the Piriformis muscle by pulling your knee to the opposite shoulder. There are other ways to stretch the muscle and you still need to remove why the muscle has tightened, but stretching will ease pain quickly.

 

Sacro-Iliac Joint Dysfunction

The Sacro-Iliac joint is the joint to the side of your spine, the link between your sacrum and pelvis. This joint is the most used joint in your body.

sciatic pain relief must include the si joint

Your sacro-iliac joint moves first in practically all movement

It’s the first joint to move when you lift your leg, bend forward or back, and turn over in bed. Basically you move and so does this joint.

So if the joint starts to slow in motion, becomes sticky or even inflamed, then sciatic pain can develop.

The sciatic nerve runs through the area and when any joint here tightens, it can compromise the path the nerve travels in, hence causing pain.

There are a few ways to settle this joint, one of the most effective is using a sacro-occipital rock technique, where you lie on your back and using a bath towel and 2 tennis balls, you can get this joint moving like a well oiled machine. The X-Pain Program teaches you how to do this at home in just a minute or two.

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The above two issues, along with general spinal imbalance are the most common causes of sciatic pain.

However, another common cause is …

Trigger Points

Trigger points are localized spasms of muscle fiber. They can cause joints locally to stiffen, and can refer pain.

trigger point map

Trigger Point Map to locate area of pain

Certain muscles can simulate sciatic pain by their referral of pain. Removing trigger points requires pressure on the point, and then once the point is released, you stretch the muscle and use a few simple acupressure techniques to make sure it doesn’t return.

Again trigger points are the result of imbalances in you spine that allow muscles to tire and hence with time, trigger points to develop.

If you want lasting sciatic pain relief, you must address all these causes, as well as remove the underlying imbalances present in your spine.

The first step is therefore identifying the imbalances present, and then correcting the issues that are causing pain.

If you’d like to learn how to detect your imbalances, free of charge, simply click the link below to learn how …

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Dr Graeme Teague has been in private practice since 1991. Classed as a Chiropractic Physician due to his unique combination of natural techniques, including Chiropractic, Acupressure and Reflex Therapy. Dr Teague teaches his clients simple ways to both remove pain and maintain a healthy spine. Connect with Me at Google +

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