Sciatica affects hundreds of thousands of people each year in just The United States alone. It is a terrible condition that can literally be debilitating. Treatment effectiveness varies greatly with some people responding within weeks and others left frustrated at waiting months, in some cases years to get relief for their sciatica pain.
In this article we will focus on the best things you can do yourself to get relief for sciatica pain and then cover options for people suffering from chronic sciatica pain.
Why do I have sciatica pain?
In order to provide relief for sciatica pain, it is important to address what is causing this painful condition in the first place. The sciatica nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the human body, commencing at the lower back, descending through the pelvis (deep through the buttock) then down the posterior aspect of the lower extremities (legs). If the nerve is interfered with any point due to muscular or fascial tension, inflammation or disc bulge then this direct interference will result in sciatica pain. The key to providing relief for sciatica pain is to eliminate the inference to the nerve.
Home strategies to get relief for sciatica pain
Stretching: A major cause of sciatica pain is muscular tension in the lower back and hip region. Effectively stretching the major muscles of the hip and lower back can be an effective home strategy to provide relief for sciatica pain.
Exercises: Deep squats with your own body weight, can be an effective way to engage the major gluteal muscles that are not activating. Caution must be taken, for some people this can aggravate their sciatica pain, however for others it provides effective relief for sciatica pain. Note this will not do any damage to the nerve, so please try this exercise, if it hurts cease, however if you are getting relief, aim for 3 sets of 5 1-2 times daily.
Heat: Of any form, heat packs, hot baths, showers, heat gels can provide effective relief for sciatica pain.
Relief from sciatica pain:
If you are suffering from chronic debilitating sciatica pain, you need an approach that not only treats your symptoms but addresses the true underlying cause of your sciatica pain.
At Back Solutions Clinic we have practitioners who treat in chronic sciatica pain meaning no matter if you have been suffering for months or years you are seeing someone who has seen it all before with the experience and proven track to help you. Most treatment options for sciatica pain are tailored to the acute patient, the patient who has only been suffering with sciatica pain for days, maybe weeks. If your sciatica pain has lasted more than a few months and has become chronic, compensatory patterns will have crept in meaning standard treatment may only provide short term temporary relief for sciatica pain in certain patients.
Our practitioners incorporate a two-step process that provides much more than temporary relief for sciatica pain. There are two main factors behind chronic sciatica pain, postural imbalances created by weakness and the other tightness. Our two-step process to provide permanent relief for sciatica address both the muscular tightness and weakness to restore symmetry to your body. Once symmetry is completely restored your sciatica is gone and your body has the strength and balance has been re-established.
Back Solution across America has a proven record with acute and chronic back pain sufferers exceeding in excellence across the country. We have treated thousands of patients that range from Olympic athletes, professional athletes as well as everyday pain sufferers. Our rapid growth across the country will ensure a local clinic will be in your area soon to address your acute and chronic back pain.