Remember a few weeks back, when I said I was going to do the Squat Challenge during May? Well, I didn't succeed.
I got about two weeks into it, when my back started really hurting. Like so painful I almost couldn't walk, and I had issues standing. I had to go into my chiropractor's office on a Friday afternoon, after my usual Chiro had left for the weekend, and had to see one of the others. He's not a bad Chiro, just not the one I've been seeing off and on for ten years.
While I was waiting for my turn, there was a slide show on the monitors talking about the Sciatic Nerve.
According to my old friend, Wikipedia,
The sciatic nerve is formed from the L4 to S3 segments of the sacral plexus, a collection of nerve fibres that emerge from the sacral part of the spinal cord. The fibres unite to form a single nerve in front of the piriformis muscle. The nerve passes beneath piriformis and through the greater sciatic foramen, exiting the pelvis.:422-4 From here, it travels down the posterior thigh to the popliteal fossa. The nerve travels in the posterior compartment of the thigh behind the adductor magnus muscle, and is itself in front of the one head of the biceps femoris muscle. At some point between the pelvis and popliteal fossa, the nerve divides into its two branches:
- When have you self-diagnosed and been correct?
- How do you keep yourself in good health?
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