Sciatica refers to the pain observed along the sciatic nerve of the body, which is present from the lower back along both the legs of the body. The sciatic nerve is the primary nerve connecting the spinal cord to the foot and leg muscles and is the largest single nerve present in the body. When in inflamed condition, pain is experienced on either limb, wherein the pain experienced in the legs is much greater than that in the lower back.
Common causes of sciatica
- Spinal disk deterioration
- Compression of nerves
- Nerve displacement
- Pregnancy, where fetus applies pressure on sciatic nerve
Symptoms of Sciatica
- Radiating pain along one or both limbs
- Sharp pain in lower back, leg, ankles or toes
- Burning and crawling sensation
- Numbing sensation
- Pins and needles feeling (Paresthesia)
- Difficulty in movement
Siddha Healing for Sciatica
Patients suffering from Sciatica undergo severe pain – any cure or treatment by conventional methods is intrusive as it involves medication and surgery. Siddha healing involves exercise and therapeutic techniques such as massages, yoga and meditation to decrease the intensity of pain endured by the patient. By stimulating flow of energy through crucial body points known as marma points and removing toxins, the equilibrium is restored in the body, reducing pain further.