Did you know that sciatica can occur in young people under the age of 30? Most people have had or will have low back pain. The average age at which this pain begins is 55 years. But, in recent years, low back pain has increased in young people, it differs from low back pain in that the pain doesn’t remain below the waist, but extends to the leg and foot.
The good news is that most patients do NOT require surgery to heal completely. Exercising properly, using the Cordus-Sacrus method, and leading a healthy lifestyle may be enough to reduce the discomfort caused by sciatica.
It should be kept in mind that both low back pain and sciatica are usually symptoms of other conditions such as herniated discs. When a herniated disc occurs, the roots that make up the sciatic nerve can be compressed, causing pain or numbness. It usually occurs on only one side of the body.
A young person can get sciatica for several reasons:
- For bad postures and incorrect positions to work or lift objects.
- Stress, because it causes the spinal column to start having inflammation and contractures, which lead to increased pressure on the intervertebral discs.
- Sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise contributes to stiffness and obesity, causing contractures, inflammation and increased pressure on the discs.
- In young women, it can be due to pelvic, intestinal or gastric inflammation.
- In more specific cases, exaggerated mobility of the joints, an apparent advantage, but later a problem for gymnasts and dancers, and makes it prone to misalignment, in addition to being related to anxiety.
- Genetic factors, there is still no evidence that sciatica or herniated discs are, but there are factors that allow their development.
Some recommendations to relieve sciatic nerve pain are:
- Rest to lower inflammation. A 48-72 hour rest can solve a large percentage of the problem.
- Medication to reduce inflammation in the lower back.
- The use of Cordus and Sacrus to relieve contractures in the deeper muscles of the back.
- Try non-invasive therapies such as acupuncture, magnetotherapy or cupping.
Follow the recommendations, try to eat a healthy diet and do physical activity to keep your back muscles strong and thus avoid any type of back discomfort.