What Causes Leg Pain

Leg pain can be caused by many different events and conditions. This oftentimes makes it difficult for a physician to properly diagnose leg pain. It is safe to say that the most common cause of leg pain is trauma suffered to the leg or legs. Falls or any form of twisting injury can cause mild to severe leg pain. Injuries to the back can cause leg pain as a result of Sciatica. In this article we will focus on leg pain due to Sciatica.

Sciatica can cause pain in the leg or legs in the form of tingling, numbness, shooting or radiating pain and weakness. It originates in the lower back, and can travel through the buttocks and into the legs.  Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying condition and not a condition in and of itself. The most common causes of Sciatica are herniated discs, Spinal Stenosis, Piriformis Syndrome and Spondylolisthesis. To learn more about these four conditions, please visit our page on Sciatica at: https://losethebackpain.com/conditions/sciatica.html.

The Sciatic nerve is located in the lower back and when a nerve root that is connected to the sciatic nerve becomes pinched or compressed, pain is experienced.

While you will want to see your doctor to rule out complicated back issues such as herniated discs, most cases of Sciatica can be treated naturally and effectively in the comfort of your own home. Performing specific, targeted stretches for Sciatica can bring almost instant relief to your leg pain. One simple stretch is to kneel down on a soft surface such as a yoga mat or carpet. Bring one leg up and set your foot on the floor in front of you. Gently lean forward into a deep stretch, being careful not to push yourself too far. This simple stretch can alleviate almost all forms of sciatic pain. CLICK HERE, to watch a video demonstration of the stretch.

Be mindful that this stretch will not cure your leg pain, but it will bring you temporary relief. In order to treat and heal your leg pain, you will need, with the help of a physician, to figure out what is causing your leg pain.

More often than it, muscle imbalances are responsible for leg pain from sciatica. To learn about muscle imbalances in depth, please visit our muscle imbalances page at: https://losethebackpain.com/treatments/musclebalancetherapy.html.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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