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Sciatica Relief for Woodbury

Sciatica is a distracting pain that begins in the lower back and extends down one or both legs. It typically worsens with periods of sitting or standing.

Research indicates that most low back and associated leg pain is caused by mechanical defects in the alignment of one or more segments of the spine. These spinal segments may be displaced by a fall, accidental or back strain. Another frequent cause is chronic posture decay. It is reasonably simple: When a spinal segment is displaced, the supporting muscles and ligaments may be stretched or torn, causing acute and disabling back pain. When a segment is displaced beyond a critical point, it partly closes the nerve openings between the adjacent segment. The result: excruciating pain which needless to say is anything but reasonable.

The spinal nerves, which supply the legs, pass through the openings between adjacent segments of the lower spine. When one of the segments is displaced, the nerves to the leg may be pinched or irritated, which brings about the nerve pain that extends down the leg. The discs between the spinal bones of the lower back are often involved.

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