Pain in the distribution of sciatic nerve or its component nerve root is called Sciatica.
(Sciatic nerve : it is the thickest nerve in the body. it begins in the pelvis, runs through the hip region, to the back of the thigh and ends at the back of the knee joint. )
Causes of Sciatica :
(i) sciatic neuritis ( inflammation)
(ii) compression of spinal cord.
(iv) tuberculosis of vertebral column
(v) hip joint disease.
Symptoms of Sciatica :
(i) tenderness of nerve
(ii) pain while raising the leg.
(iii) pain radiating from back to the back of thigh and leg.
(iv) muscle power of the lower limb is reduced.
(v) numbness of the foot.
Acupressure treatment of Sciatica :-
UB 23, 24, 25, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 40, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 60.
Sp 6, 9
St 31, 36
GV 2, 3
GB 30, 31
Reflex points for Sciatica :
Knee, hip, lumbar vertebrae, shoulder, kidney, 10+3+8 points of lower limbs.