Sciatica: Demystifying Leg Pain
Performance PlateMay 14, 2024x
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Sciatica: Demystifying Leg Pain

3:217">Struggling with pain or numbness down your leg? In this episode of the Performance Plate Podcast, we delve into everything you need to know about this common condition.

5:39">We'll break down the sciatic nerve:

  • 7:121">The Body's Biggest Nerve: Discover the sciatic nerve's size, function, and its role in leg movement and sensation.
  • 8:134">Referred Pain vs. Radicular Pain: Learn the difference between pain originating from the sciatic nerve and pain "referred" from other structures like discs or muscles.

10:37">Unveiling the Causes of Sciatica:

  • 12:161">Inflammatory Conditions & Nerve Compression: Explore the most common reasons for sciatica, including disc herniations, muscle spasms, and inflammation.
  • Understanding Your Risk: We'll discuss the prevalence of sciatica and who's most likely to experience it.

15:38">Sciatica Symptoms & Solutions:

  • 17:39">Pain, Paresthesias, and Beyond: Identify the telltale signs of sciatica, including leg pain, numbness, and tingling.
  • The Road to Recovery: Discover reassurance – most cases of sciatica resolve naturally within weeks. We'll also explore common treatment options.

20:28">Differential Diagnosis:

  • Not All Leg Pain is Sciatica: Learn to distinguish sciatica from other conditions like spinal stenosis, hip osteoarthritis, and greater trochanteric pain syndrome.

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