Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve,
which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg.
Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.
Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
Sciatica is often characterized by one or more of the following features:
Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched, usually by a herniated disk in your spine or by an overgrowth of bone (bone spur) on your vertebrae. More rarely, the nerve can be compressed by a tumor or damaged by a disease such as diabetes. Common causes of sciatica include:
For mild scoliosis, you may not need treatment. Instead,
your doctor might watch you and take X-rays once in a while to see if
it's getting worse. Some children grow out of scoliosis.
If you or your child need treatment, your doctor might suggest:
Braces In kids who are still growing, wearing a brace around your torso can stop the curve from getting worse. They're usually made of plastic. Many kids wear them 24 hours a day. You can't see them under clothes, and they don’t stop you from doing everyday activities.
Spinal fusion surgery In this operation, your doctor puts pieces of bone or a similar material between bones in your spine. They use hardware to hold the bones in place until they grow together, or fuse. The surgery can lessen the curve in your spine as well as keep it from getting worse.
Purpose: To reduce pressure on the nerves in your low back and relieve back pain
How to perform a knee to chest stretch:
Purpose: The glutes are a group of muscles in the buttocks. If they are tight, they can press on the sciatic nerve.
How to perform a Latissimus dorsi stretch:
Purpose: To strengthen your lower abdominal muscles and stretch your low back.
How to perform a pelvic tilt: