Congratulations! You now hold in your hands one of the most comprehensive manuals on sciatica or sciatic pain available today. Within these pages, you will discover how the human spine functions and how one can keep it healthy.
Some of you may be suffering from lower back problems, specifically, sciatica. Never fear – because right now you will get all the answers to the questions that have been troubling you since you found out that you had sciatica. The truth about this condition and the many solutions for the acute/chronic pain you are experiencing may surprise you.
This book is divided into two main parts. Part 1 will give you an overview of the anatomy of the human spinal column, and where sciatica falls into place within the complex scheme of things.
If you want to know more about the role of the human spinal column, you can start reading the section Exploring the Human Spinal Column. For more information about the cushioning discs that keep your vertebra moving about without damaging itself, head over to the section Protective Intervertebral Discs in Part 1 of this book. Wondering how muscles and bones work together? Read more about this topic in the section Muscle-Bone Connections.
If you think you have symptoms of sciatica, check out my comprehensive list of sciatica symptoms in the section Symptoms of Sciatica. You can also find out more about the predisposing factors that increase the risk of sciatica in adults (Sciatica Risk Factors for Adults) and children (Sciatica Risk Factors for Children).
If you don’t have sciatica but you want to prevent this condition from ever affecting your quality of life, head over to Part 2: Treatments for Sciatica and read the section An Ounce of Prevention. I have also prepared some specific guidelines on how you can protect yourself from back strain and injury in the section Easy Tips to Prevent Aching Backs.
If you have been diagnosed with sciatica and would like to know more about conventional treatments for this condition, you can read Non-Invasive Treatments for Sciatica, Surgical/Invasive Treatments for Sciatica, Newer Surgical Methods for Sciatic Pain and Alternative Therapies: Going Natural.
I hope this book serves you well in your quest for a better quality of life without lower back pain and sciatica.