Nearly 25 percent of all Americans have had sciatica hip pain (characterized as sharp and disabling pain) at some point in their lives. Sciatica pain flows down the sciatica nerve from the lower back to the hips and buttocks, down each leg. Sciatica pain can make simple actions, such as playing with grandchildren or sitting at your desk a huge problem.
The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon reports that people suffering from sciatica pain have higher rates of heart disease, hypertension, strokes, and obesity concerns among other ailments. Rates of reported depression among sciatic patients are also nearly double the rate of the average population.
Southern California Hip Institute (SCHI), led by board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan provides orthopedic surgery to patients in Los Angeles, Century City, CA, and surrounding locations.
Sciatica Hip Pain Causes
Disc herniation in the lumbar spine is the most common cause of sciatica hip pain. Herniated discs tend to place pressure on the nerve. They cause inflammation, which irritates the nerve.
Degenerative Joint Disease
Bony spurs on the facet joints are formed in degenerative joint disease. This can make the intervertebral area narrow. It can also cause the intervertebral disc to wear down and reduce in height. The discs may experience a loss of space causing the exiting nerve to compress.
Trauma, such as sports injury or fall can place pressure on the peripheral nerve. This may cause symptoms along the nerve’s distribution.
Piriformis muscle may tighten because of sitting too much. This can cause the sciatic nerve underlying the muscle to get compressed. Rowing or biking for long duration are other repetitive strain activities that can cause pain. The piriformis muscle is presented within the gluteal muscles. The sciatic nerve can experience a spasm when it contracts or shrinks.
You can add tight pants to the mix, especially if you are prone to keeping your wallet in the back pocket. There is a huge risk of circulation being cut off, which may cause sciatica hip pain. You don’t need to toss out your tight jeans just yet. You can wear them for short periods as long as you keep moving.
Excess body weight can result in chronic hip and back pain, including sciatica. Research has found that overweight and obese people generally suffer from sciatica. Furthermore, heavier uterus during pregnancy and poor posture can also contribute to sciatica pain.
High heels can cause a wide range of spinal problems. This is because high heels make the body weight come forward. Your body flexes the hips in an unnatural way to keep you upright. This places increased stress on the lower back. It can also make the hamstrings overstretch, which may enhance your sciatica symptoms.
You should consult with a spinal orthopedic therapist if your sciatica hip pain is severe. The therapist will design a customized treatment plan for helping you find quick pain relief and to prevent it from happening again.
Board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tigran Garabekyan receives patients from Los Angeles, Century City, CA, and nearby areas for orthopedic surgery.
Contact the Southern California Hip Institute
Dr. Tigran Garabekyan is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation. To learn more about Southern California Hip Institute or to schedule a consultation, click here to contact us or call:
Century City / Los Angeles: 310.595.1030
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