The classical medicine believes that sciatica are a consequence of disc prolapses, gliding vertebrae (spondylolisthesis) and narrowing of the spinal channel. I will not basically deny that once one of these damages can release sciatica, but in approx. 99 % of the cases the classical teaching simply is wrong.
Sciatic pain and changes at the spine only have one common cause, i.e. a damage at the pelvis in the sense of the SMT®.
Disc prolapses, gliding vertebrae and narrowing of the spinal channel are not the cause for sciatic problems.
This, from the point of view of the classical medicine mad seeming statement can be proved to everybody within a few moments. You only have to permit the prove. This is a big problem for the classical medicine, because this prove is questioning nearly everything, which it regards to be the cause and the release of illness. The classical medicine can really exactly subdivide and declare the changes, which occur at defined sufferings in the organism, up into the cellular-molecular sector, but it gropes in the dark when researching causally. The result are therapies, which in many cases do not or only shortly help the patient, in the contrary, even do much harm.
Now, how arises a classical sciatic pain? The percentage numbers I list in the following lines, are only approximate- and estimated values, which can be quite various in every special case.
Due to tensed up muscles of the buttocks as a result of a pelvic damage in the sense of the SMT® - here it concerns the muscles piriformis and obturatorius as well as the gemelli-group - the sciatic nerve is incarcerated, which is the cause for approx. 60%-70% of all sciatic ailments.
40%-30% of the sciatic problems arise due to scolioses, caused by subluxations of hip joint, sacrum and pubic bone, which again cause incarcerations of the spinal nerves, emerging from the spinal cord at the foramen vertebrale. When these damages are removed, the sciatic pain vanishes, although the alleged responsible damage in form of a disc prolapse is still existent at the moment. Whether this prolapse recedes or remains, is completely insignificant for the pain healing.
These facts also explain, why there are many people with sciatic ailments, who however have neither a disc prolapse nor a gliding vertebra or a narrowing of the spinal channel and who partly nevertheless are terribly racked with pain.