Sciatica or sciatic neuralgia is a commoncondition in which one of the spinal nerve roots of the sciatic nerve is compressed resultingin lower back, buttock and leg pain. Sciatic nerve is a large nerve derived from 5 spinalnerve roots: L4, L5, S1, S2 and S3. It runs from the lumbar spine through the buttockdown the leg and the foot on the posterior aspect. There is one sciatic nerve on eachside of the body. Typically, only one side of the body is affected.A typical sciatica pain is described as a sharp shooting pain in the lower back, downthe buttock, thigh and leg on one side of the body. There may also be numbness, burningand tingling sensations. The pain can get
worse with sitting, moving, sneezing, or coughing.The patterns of pain depend on which nerve root is compressed, and follow the dermatomedistribution. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniatedspinal disc. The spinal disc is a soft elastic cushion that sits in between the vertebraeof the spine. With age, the discs become rigid and may crack, the gellike center of thedisc may protrude out and become a herniation outside the normal boundaries of the disc.Disc herniation presses on the nerve root as it exits the spine.In majority of the cases the condition resolves by itself after a few weeks of rest and conservativetreatment. Pain relief, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory
drugs and muscle relaxants may be prescribed.Stretching exercises and physical therapy may be recommended.Surgery may be needed if the pain doesn't go away after 3 months or more of conservativetreatments. The herniated disc may be removed in a procedure called discectomy. Or, in anotherprocedure called laminotomy, part of the bone of the vertebrae may be cut to make room forthe nerve.
5 Steps To Heal a Herniated Disc
Hey guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine, al nutritionist and founder of draxe . In this tutorial I'm going to sharewith you how to heal a herniated disc. If you have a herniated disc, a disc bulge, adesiccated disc or any sort of low back injury or low back pain, these tips can absolutelyhelp you. I can tell you from experience. I've had a herniated disc from lifting weightsand doing other things in the past. These things help me personally. Also, I've seenthem help thousands of patients that I've taken care of over the years. In this tutorialyou're going to learn the five steps to heal a herniated disc including the diet, the supplementsand natural treatments.
Let's start with the diet you need to be followingto heal a herniated disc. First off, you need to give your body the specific nutrients itneeds in order to heal the area. You need to follow what I call the collagen diet. Yourbody needs collagen to help heal and repair a damaged disc and tissues. In order to dothat, collagen is found in bone broth protein or bone broth liquid. Drinking bone brothon a regular basis is the number one dietary thing you can do. You can get bone broth. You can make bonebroth at home yourself. You can buy a liquid bone broth and have it shipped to you frozenor sometimes find it in your grocery store.
Bone broth liquid, doing around two to threeservings a day is an absolute must. What I recommend you do is make a big CrockPotsoup every single day. That's what you consume. Maybe chicken, celery, onions, carrots, someorganic chicken and some chicken bone broth, that's going to give you some of the nutrientsyou need to help heal and repair your low back or neck or wherever you might have aherniated disc. Also, getting more antioxidants in things like blueberries. The ideal diet would look like you have asmoothie for breakfast with collagen protein powder or bone broth protein powder. Alsosome blueberries and some coconut milk. Maybe
some antiinflammatory herbs. You put a littlebit of ginger root in there. Consuming that every morning for breakfast is the perfectbreakfast. For lunch and dinner, doing that warm one pot or slow cooker or CrockPot soupor stew with the bone broth. Man, you're going to heal fast that way with that type of diet. The best supplements for healing a herniateddisc include a collagen protein or a bone broth protein powder. Those contain the aminoacids glutamine, glycine, proline, as well as arginine. These are the amino acids thatyour body needs for collagen production and to help heal damaged tissues. Also, an omega3supplement. I recommend a fish oil 1000 to
2000 milligrams a day. Or, a fish roe likea wild fish roe supplement is great. Any type of those omega3 fats is important. Also supplements such as MSM. That's a sulfurcontaining supplement that helps with joint repair. Glucosamine and chondroitin can begood. Also, antiinflammatory herbs such as turmeric or the compound in there called curcuminis another great supplement that can help you heal and repair damaged tissues helpingyou heal any type of herniated disc. That's one end of the spectrum. The next thing you've got to do is followthese healthy both lifestyle and natural treatment
tips. The first natural treatment you wantto get is do something called Egoscue. Egoscue is a form of physical therapy. Not just anyphysical therapy. It's Egoscue that can help you in restoring your posture. This is crucial.Look up Egoscue in your area. Let's say you live in Philadelphia or in Orlando, Florida,or Dallas, Texas or Los Angeles, California. Look up Egoscue Orlando or Egoscue Floridaand find someone in your local area. They're going to prescribe a specific customizedexercise plan for you and have you do exercises to help restore your posture. If you havepoor posture or what's called lowercrossed syndrome or uppercrossed syndrome, that'sgoing to put extra stress on that disc causing