Are You SURE You Know What’s Causing Your Sciatica Pain?
Here are two little-known Sciatica facts that could help you put an end to your Sciatica Pain much easier than you thought—Not to mention hopefully saving you a mountain of frustration, time and wasted treatment effort…
1—”Sciatica” pain is often completely UNRELATED to the Sciatic Nerve, because,
2—Several hidden muscular problems frequently cause IDENTICAL symptoms
Vast numbers of Sciatica sufferers are not finding lasting relief from drugs, physical therapy or other conventional treatments. Many have been told the reason for their pain is some type of spinal problem, most often a herniated disc.
Nevertheless, even if the same is true for you—the good news is that…
Your Sciatica Pain May Not Be Coming From Your Sciatic Nerve
Yes—Despite what X-rays or MRIs SEEM to show—Your pain may have no connection to that or your Sciatic Nerve at all.
As outrageous as that may sound at first, it would be very good news to you, wouldn’t it?
Well, the truth is, despite medical theory and popular belief, Sciatica pain is not necessarily caused by abnormalities of the lower spine (like herniated or bulging disks) that affect the origins of the Sciatic Nerve…
Or even Sciatic Nerve inflammation!
WAIT! You may be thinking—That totally contradicts everything I’ve ever heard about Sciatica—Including what my doctor says!
Even the diagnosis itself, “Sciatica” suggests the pain must have something to do with the Sciatic NERVE—Doesn’t it?
What Every Sciatica Sufferer Has A Right To Know
This is an MRI image of a lumbar spine (low back), clearly showing bulging and herniated disks…
Yet the person this image was taken of was completely PAIN FREE—No back pain—No Sciatica.
Is this just a rare case perhaps? No—Practically the opposite…
Countless people are walking around pain-free, in spite of bulging or degenerated discs, spinal stenosis, and a host of other spinal conditions.
These abnormalities do not necessarily cause pain.
Put another way, if these problems did always cause Sciatica (or low-back pain) everyone over the age of 50 would be in constant pain, since virtually everyone has some form of spinal degeneration by then.
You’re undoubtedly familiar already with Sciatica’s annoying symptoms:
Pain or irritation through the buttock and/or down the back of the leg, (possibly with weakness, tingling or pins and needles etc.)…BUT,
Here’s What Your Doctor Probably Hasn’t Told You:
Several muscles in the hip and buttock area frequently cause or “mimic” exactly the same symptoms! (Possibly by pressing on the Sciatic Nerve, but just as likely not.)
The main one is called the Piriformis, and is has a special, scary-sounding condition sometimes associated with it known as ‘Piriformis Syndrome’
Don’t be scared by that if that’s your diagnosis though – It’s only a muscle, and muscles can be treated.
Here’s an overview of my muscular therapy approach: Overview of the Neuromuscular Therapies
And here are some of the many success stories of those who were once in a lot of pain like you are: Treatment Success Stories