Lumbosciatica

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Lumbosciatica

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What is Lumbosciatica?

Lumbosciatica is a medical condition that causes pain in the lower back and down the leg. It’s caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back through your hip, buttock, and down each leg.

The lumbar spine is made up of five vertebrae that form a column that supports your upper body weight and allows you to bend forward (flexion), backward (extension), and side-to-side (rotation). These vertebrae have small discs between them that act as cushions for shock absorption. When these discs become damaged or herniated, they can cause pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain and muscle weakness in the area.

What are the types of Lumbosciatica?

The types of lumbosciatica, or sciatica, include:

Acute sciatica

This type of sciatica is the result of a sudden injury to the lower back, such as a fall or sports injury. It often gets better on its own within several weeks.

Chronic sciatica

This type of sciatica can be caused by an underlying condition that affects the spine, such as spinal stenosis or disc herniation. It is typically more severe than acute sciatica and may last longer than three months before getting better on its own.

Alternating sciatica

This type of sciatica causes pain that switches from one side of your body to the other. It occurs when there are problems with both sides of your spine at once, such as compression fractures in your vertebrae (bones) or bulging discs in between them.

Bilateral sciatica

This type of sciatica causes pain in both legs at once, which can make it hard for you to walk without limping or using crutches to support yourself while you move around.

What are the symptoms of Lumbosciatica?

Lumbosciatica is a condition that affects the back, hips and legs.

The symptoms can include:

  • Pain in the buttock or leg
  • Tightness in the hip joint
  • Pain in the lower back area
  • Muscle spasms in the gluteal muscles
  • Tenderness when pressing on the affected area

What are the causes of Lumbosciatica?

Lumbosciatica refers to pain that is felt in the lower back, buttocks and/or leg. It’s often caused by some sort of pressure on the sciatic nerve.

The sciatic nerve runs from your lower spine down through your buttock and into your thigh. In fact, it’s one of the largest nerves in your body! So it’s no surprise that when there is pressure on this nerve, it can cause some pretty intense pain.

What are the risk factors for Lumbosciatica?

The risk factors for lumbosciatica include age, gender and genetics.

Women are more prone to lumbosciatica than men, and it usually occurs between ages 30 and 50 years old.

A person who has had lumbar surgery before may also be at risk for developing lumbosciatica later in life due to surgical scar tissue or other factors related to their previous procedure such as improper healing or infection that occurred during surgery itself.

How to prevent Lumbosciatica?

There are many ways to prevent lumbosciatica, including:

  • Walking every day (especially if you have a desk job)
  • Stretching before and after exercise
  • Avoiding prolonged sitting
  • Keeping your spine healthy through regular chiropractic care
  • Stay active and exercise regularly.
  • Wear good shoes, especially when exercising.
  • Try to avoid sitting for long periods of time with your legs crossed or tucked under you.

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Lumbosciatica?

Lumbosciatica is a condition that affects the lower back and the sciatic nerve. It can cause radiating pain in the legs, numbness, and tingling.

The exercises for lumbosciatica include:

Knee-to-Chest Exercise

If you have lumbosciatica, you can perform this exercise to help stretch your lower back and hamstrings.

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Slowly pull one knee towards your chest and hold for 10 seconds before returning to starting position. Repeat with the opposite leg.

Standing Hamstring Stretch

You can stretch your hamstrings by standing up straight with feet shoulder width apart and then slowly bend forward at the waist until you feel a gentle pull in your hamstring muscles (you should feel a stretch, but not pain). Hold this position for 20 seconds before returning to starting position. Repeat three times on each side.

Pelvic Tilt Exercise

Pelvic tilts help strengthen your abdominal muscles, which in turn helps support your lower back and pelvis during everyday activities such as walking or bending over.

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor; then lift hips off of floor until body forms an “L” shape (with lower back relaxed). Hold for 5 seconds, then slowly lower hips back down toward floor until they’re resting again—do this 10 times total!

What are the treatments for Lumbosciatica?

The treatment of lumbosciatica depends on the cause. If the pain is caused by a herniated disc, then surgery may be needed to remove the disc material that is pressing on the sciatic nerve. If there are other causes of the pain, such as bony spurs or arthritis in the spine, then different treatments will be used to relieve your symptoms. Some common treatments include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Medications

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What brace is used for Lumbosciatica?

Lumbosciatica is a painful condition that affects the lower back and hip area. The pain can radiate into the legs, making it difficult to move or walk.

The lumbosacral back brace has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and muscle spasms associated with this condition.

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