The Sciatic nerve exits the spine right above the tail bone and travels down
the back of the leg.
Sciatica pain can be confused with low-back pain. Sciatica pain
is often felt in the low back and buttock and often radiates down the leg. The
discomfort from Sciatica can be a general painful ache, tingling and
numbness and even loss of muscle control in the leg. Sciatic
pain and numbness may be felt all the way to the toes.
Sciatica can cause pain from the back to the feet
How to eliminate the pain
>Relatively few people diagnosed with Sciatica pain have disc problems. Many doctors will prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs for Sciatica, but if the pain is posture related, these drugs will provide no relief. If there is no evidence of disc damage, a posture correction may be sufficient to alleviate the pressure exerted on the Sciatic nerve. A posterior rotation and leveling of the pelvis will align the spine better, often removing the pressure on the Sciatic nerve root. Eliminating trigger points in the Piriformis muscle through therapy and exercise is very effective for Sciatic nerve entrapment by the Piriformis muscle. Although bed rest used to be prescribed, it is not very effective.
Trigger points in the Piriformis muscle can often be caused by and perpetuated by hyperpronated feet.