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How Do Ligaments Cause Sciatica?

How Do Ligaments Cause Sciatica?

How Do Ligaments Cause Sciatica? The primary role of the iliolumbar ligaments is to prevent excessive lumbar sidebending, but these ligaments can contribute to sciatic nerve entrapment when injured. A traumatic event such as a bending and twisting maneuver while attempting to lift a heavy object, may strain the iliolumbar ligaments and their multifidi neighbors. Yet, one of the lesser-appreciated areas for sciatic nerve occlusion lies beneath the anterior iliolumbar ligaments. First discovered by famed anatomists Drs. Philip Hanson and Bill Sonesson, these taut bands located on the anterior surface form “fascial hoods” over the L4 and L5 nerve roots. Once the greater sciatic nerve (about the size of your pinky finger) leaves the spine, it must traverse through these taut bands. In a nicely aligned pelvis, this usually presents no compression problems. But notice in the video how a torsioned pelvic bowl could bind the anterior iliolumbar ligaments against the pelvic bowl occluding the underlying sciatic nerve roots...[read the full article and watch the video]   Click for the full article and video 25% Off the Treating Trapped Nerves Course. One week only!  A variety of problems arise when nerves become impinged or trapped in key joints throughout the body. Compression of nerves in the body’s peripheral nervous system can lead to numbness, motor weakness, muscle spasms, pain, and the development of protective scar tissue. With a professional level of understanding of neuromuscular anatomy, you can easily begin to correct these problems for your clients. In this course you will learn how to: Isolate the source of nerve pain and limited mobility Release reflexive muscle spasms that affect neuromuscular function and cause inflammation Restore pain-free, full-range movement to the spine, arms and legs Address complex issues around the thoracic outlet, cubital tunnel, low back, sciatic nerve and more... Earn 16 CE hours for State and National Licensure. *If you would like to master advanced skills to help clients recover from a variety of nerve entrapments, you’re going to love this work! BONUS: Order the Home Study version and get the eCourse for free!   Register Now to Save Your Spot! ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT... We've had a handful of cancellations and so we've had a few spots open up for the upcoming Oklahoma City workshop. These will get snapped up quickly, so grab your spot today!  A note for current registrants: We could use a few extra tables. If you are driving to the event, please bring your table with you. Have a look at the OKC Workshop Program below for a sneak peek at what you will be learning, the full schedule and Erik's special guest presenters...