Sciatica (pronounced sigh-at-i-ka) is a common ailment, often affecting people who work for prolonged periods while sitting down. Sciatica, technically, is pain along the large sciatic nerve, which runs from the lumbar region down the back of each leg.
A herniated disc often causes sciatica, by putting pressure on the nerve roots that become the sciatic nerve. Although sciatica can be painful or even debilitating, it is not always permanent. In fact, about 80-90% of people with sciatica improve over time without surgery.
How We Can Help
Those with sciatica may benefit from Relax The Back products that open the thigh & torso angle greater than 90 degrees, reduce strain on the back, or relieve pressure on the discs. Inversion tables may also be helpful.