In order to hopefully treat and prevent recurrence of sciatica we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow sciatica to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind sciatica consists of three steps:
|Poor Musculoskeletal Health||92%||Confirm|
Do you experience pain that radiates from your lower spine to your buttock, and down the back of your leg(s)? It is sometimes accompanied by numbness, tingling, or weakness. This is known as Sciatica.
Possible responses:→ I never had it / don't know
→ Probably/minor episode now resolved
→ Major episode now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Dehydration can lead to dehydrated intervertebral disks in the spine which can impinge upon the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica.