Why Have I Got Sciatica?

Dave O’Sullivan | August 23, 2019

Why do we get it?

Sciatica is a symptom rather than a condition, this is because it is caused by the irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and runs through the bottom and down into the legs.

The reason the nerve becomes irritated maybe because of a number of reasons. A ‘slipped disc’, maybe one of these reasons, these disc bulges may not be causing you any problems but they may start to irritate the nearby nerve root and that’s when we get ‘sciatica’.

As we have used our body a lot over the years as we get older we may have what we call ‘degeneration’ within the spine which also may cause some compression onto the sciatica nerve.

It may be the fact you are a very active person and your muscles have been working very hard and have gone into spasm which can also cause sciatic symptoms.

These may develop over time or spontaneously due to trauma or physical stress injury.

All these reasons are all completely normal and are seen very commonly in our clinic so please do not worry. These can all be treated, we get you out of pain and back to how you were feeling before sciatica.

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