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Submitted by on Tuesday, 1 March 2011No Comment

The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the low back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

The vast majority of people who experience sciatica get better with time (usually a few weeks or months) and find pain relief with non-surgical sciatica treatment. For others, however, sciatic nerve pain can be severe and debilitating.

Sciatica is often characterized by the following symptoms:

* Pain on one side of the buttock or in one leg that is worse when sitting
* Burning or tingling down the leg
* Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot
* A constant pain on one side of the rear
* A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk

Yep, I have all those…. I am debilitated. Some days just getting out of bed and getting dressed is a agonisingly painful and fatiguing process.

The worst thing is that I can’t do anything, not been to the gym for the past 2 months, not really done anything except go to work and the come home and sit down playing on the internet for that time either.
That in itself wouldn’t be too bad if I was actually doing anything, but the constant pain is causing me to have little concentration and I just can’t ‘get into’ doing anything

I was hoping it would get better in a matter of weeks, but it seems to be turning into months.

Causes – well actually I put it down to the bad posture I have sitting in my chair at work, it was there that I noticed that I was getting pains in my back last Summer and it gradually got worse and worse, but the classic sciatic pain didn’t really start until the weather got really cold in December.

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