As Endometriosis sufferers know all too well, endometriosis anywhere in the body can be absolutely, off-the-charts excruciatingly painful (which is why it’s recognized as one of the top 10 most painful conditions on record). Yet, whole new levels of unbearably tortuous pain can occur if endometriosis develops on, in, and/or around the nerves.
Considering, too, that there are an estimated 7 trillion nerves in the human body, this means there’s 7 trillion places where endometriosis just may show up and wreak havoc. (This is not even counting the fact that this insidious chronic disease can grow its own nerves (neurogenesis), which are not only significantly denser than controls in the lesions themselves, but in surrounding structures like the
uterosacral ligaments which have nerves in them and are ligaments between uterus and and sacrum well).
All of this is especially true for the Sciatic nerve, which is the largest and longest nerve in the human body, and the most common somatic nerve to be affected by Endometriosis. Indeed, Endometriosis of the Sciatic Nerve can be so debilitating, it has even been known to render
sufferers wheelchair-bound and unable to walk due to progressive leg paralysis and/or incapacitating pain radiating from the lower back/buttocks area, all the way down to the legs and even feet.