Pain in the body can be sudden and sharp or constant and dull. When pain turns chronic, you’re not sure if you should worry and go to the doctor or go out and get yourself a massage. Sciatica is a type of chronic pain which is characterized by pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. The cause of sciatica is often due to an injury or compression of the sciatic nerve. It serves as a symptom of another medical problem and is not a condition on its own so knowing the cause of sciatica is paramount for the right treatment. Pain arising from an inflamed sciatic nerve can occur from low back disease, pelvic injury, lesions pressing on the nerve, piriformis syndrome, or the presence of myofascial trigger points .
What is the sciatic nerve?
The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body and functions as a sensory and motor nerve, meaning it is involved with sensation, strength, and reflex. It relays messages from the lumbar ...
Some time ago there was a post entitled " Why Choose a Women's Health Physical Therapist? "
There were many reasons listed for this and I agreed with most or all of them.
However men with pelvic floor dysfunction (or in my case, pelvic/voiding pain), have difficulty finding a physical therapist (PT) that's even willing to try, much less have some success.
Many men suffer from Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPPS). It can come in various forms, and often times no cause can be found. It has been estimated that as many as 10 percent of men have experienced, or will experience, some form of CP/CPPS.
CP/CPPS is usually defined as chronic pain in the male pelvic region that has lasted at least three months. The pain is usually accompanied by difficulties with voiding and sexual activity, usually painful ejaculation ("e-pain"). There are three recognized classifications:
Type I: Acute bacterial prostatitis
Type II: Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Type III: Ch...
Resources www.niams.nih.gov -- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases www.aaos.org -- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons www.arthritis.org -- Arthritis Foundation www.spine.org -- North American Spine Society www.apta.org -- American Physical Therapy Association www.ampainsoc.org -- American Pain Society www.theacpa.org -- American Chronic Pain Association www.iasp-pain.org -- International Association for the Study of Pain
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