The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and begins from nerve roots in the lumbar spinal cord in the low back and extends through the buttock area to send nerve endings down the lower limb. When it becomes irritated it creates pain and discomfort.
A herniated disk can put pressure on the sciatic nerve. Other causes of sciatica include: Lumbar spinal stenosis – narrowing of the spinal cord in the lower back and osteoarthritis.
For many of you the pain or presence of sciatica is always there. It is the flare ups that cause more disability. Poor posture while sleeping and sitting. Doing too much of anything i.e.) exercising the wrong way, cutting the grass, walking etc.
Three words: Posture. Posture. Posture. Knowing what is causing the sciatica pain and where i.e. herniated disc; stenosis is really important. This can help us fit you with a brace that will best align your spine in order to take as much pressure off the sciatica nerve.
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The SacroLoc Back Brace provides correct support for sacroiliac joint syndrome and pain, stabilizing and relieving pressure on the pelvis and symphysis.
With its two-part visco-elastic cushion (pad), it also massages the sacroiliac joints, stimulating circulation and helping the healing process.
This back brace specifically targets the sacroiliac joints, providing direct tension and pain relief. It is anatomically contoured, ensuring a proper fit and effect during every movement. The non-elastic knitted fabric and individually adjustable tension straps provide excellent control of movement of the lumbar spine and SI joint.
The SacroLoc Back Brace is designed for maximum comfort and convenience. It features practical fastening with widened finger loops, making it easier to don and doff. The slimmer, flatter fastening with soft edges creates a low profile design for better comfort, while the breathable material ensures sufficient air circulation to the skin.
SacroLoc is barely noticeable under clothing, thanks to its flat, anatomical fit. The amount of pressure relief provided by the orthosis can be controlled individually using the tensioning straps. It is also easy to wash and care for - simply remove the back pad and close all Velcro fasteners before washing.
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There are two joints in your lower back, and they sit on each side of your spine. Their main job is to carry the weight of your upper body when you stand or walk and shift that load to your legs. They can get too loose and also get stuck.
Osteoarthritis of the spine is common with aging. It involves two things. A breakdown of the cartilage in the facet joints, which link together the spine’s vertebrae. Abnormal bony growths, called osteophytes or bone spurs develop on the vertebrae.
Facet joints allow for small movements between adjacent vertebrae in the spine. Facet joint syndrome, or osteoarthritis, occurs when facet joints become worn or torn, creating bone spurs, or enlarging the joints.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. It can be caused by several problems, including overgrowth of bone or other tissue or by a herniated disc. When the spinal canal gets too narrow, it can squeeze and irritate your spinal cord or nearby nerve roots.
A Herniated disc is an abnormal bulge or breaking open of a spinal disc. These spinal disc are what separate your back bones (vertebrae). It may push on the nerves and cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the area where that nerve travels. Most herniated discs happen in the lower back.
Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs that separate your back bones (vertebrae). As the space between the vertebrae gets smaller, there is less padding between them, and the spine becomes less stable.
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