Sciatica Nerve

Can Back Pain Be Prevented?

Recurring back pain resulting from improper body mechanics is often preventable by avoiding movements that jolt or strain the back, maintaining correct posture, and lifting objects properly. Many work-related injuries are caused or aggravated by stress such as heavy lifting, contact stress (repeated or constant contact between soft body tissue and a hard or sharp object), vibration, repetitive motion, and awkward posture. Using ergonomically designed furniture and equipment to protect the body from injury at home and in the workplace may reduce the risk of back injury.

Sciatica Know More

It’s a form of radiculopathy caused by compression of the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve that travels through the buttocks and extends down the back of the leg. This compression causes shock-like or burning low back pain combined with pain through the buttocks and down one leg, occasionally reaching the foot. In the most extreme cases, when the nerve is pinched between the disc and the adjacent bone, the symptoms may involve not only pain, but numbness and muscle weakness in the leg because of interrupted nerve signalling. The condition may also be caused by a tumor or cyst that presses on the Sciatic nerve or its roots, its not always the spinal disc that cause sciatica pain.

The Spine

The spine is made up of several interconnected bones. These are vertebrae, which protect the soft tissues, the spinal cord, and the nerves that run through the spine. To maintain their flexibility, a connective disc separates each vertebra. These spinal discs are made up of strong elastic tissues. Each disc contains a soft inner substance i disc to a tire that is going flat, whereas they consider a herniated disc similar to a tire blowout.


Mid section of a doctor explaining the spine to a patient

Very common more than 10 million cases per year, A general term for age-related wear and tear of any spinal discs. Spondylosis is common and worsens with age. This condition is often used to describe degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) of the spine.

Sciatica Nerve Pain

It’s not necessary that sciatica nerve pain is caused due to a spinal slipped disc condition!!! Piriformis muscle can cause sciatic nerve pain A disorder in which the Piriformis muscle in the buttocks irritates the sciatic nerve. Piriformis syndrome is a disorder of a narrow / inflammation of muscle located in the buttocks.


It’s an art, don’t wake up to exercise when you get motivated or need it. Exercise is a way of life, it should be done in moderation and kept continued. If you have not been active, start slow with just mild cardio and progress to moderation and stretches and go on for a few weeks before you add body weight training. After 3 months progress with mild weight training.

You Are Not Alone

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months – NIH

Chronic Pain

Despite its prevalence, scientists do not know why some people develop chronic pain. A new study approaches this question from all angles, exploring the role of money and the mind. Scientists have linked chronic pain to opioid addiction, anxiety, depression, and reduced quality of life, among other things.

Taking Stairs With A Spine Condition

Be extremely cautious while coming down the staircase. Coming down the staircase is more impactful than going up the stairs, it creates a lot of pressure on the spine and may increase your spinal condition. If in a situation staircase become inevitably go up slow and come down with extreme caution to minimize the impact. Avoid slippery footwear.

Aching Back? Sitting Up Straight Could Be The Culprit

We were not created to sit down for long hours, but somehow modern life requires the vast majority of the global population to work in a seated position. At Sarvotham’s we believe and have observed over 37 years that the back muscle will strain while seated straight / upright for long and periodically to relax the back and then straighten. The best practice is to break and walk every 20 minutes

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