10 Tips For Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica affects one side of the body. The pain might be dull, sharp, burning or be accompanied by intermittent discharges of stabbing pain that start in the buttock and down the back or side of the thigh and leg. Sciatica then extends below the knee and can feel on your feet. Sometimes symptoms include tingling and numbness. Sit back and try to stand it can be difficult and painful. The pain can be increased by breathing problems.

The cause: sciatic nerve

Compression of the sciatic nerve can cause many of the symptoms mentioned. Rarely the nerve is damaged permanently, and rarely there is a risk of paralysis because the spinal cord ends before the first back pain.


  1. Cold/ Heat

A bag of cold can reduce any kind of swelling and numbness associated with sciatic nerve pain or pain in muscle tissue, relieving some of the pain associated with him, but it should only be used when pain is intense. The heat It helps increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients reaching this area specifically and, usually, is used only when the intense pain decreases. Alternate both is what gives the best results.

  1. Acupressure

Another treatment of sciatica, which some people find effective, is to apply some pressure with a ball or a hard object for around 2 minutes in the area of what is known as a result in detail.

  1. Pillow.

This procedure for sciatica is commonly used and is also very helpful in relieving joint pain. Consists in place a pillow under your knees at bedtime; that helps in relieving stress that the disc is exerting around the sciatic nerve thus decreasing pain.

  1. Hot Bath Or Hydrotherapy

A bath with hot water relieves muscle pain and relaxes your body. To soak for 20 minutes to 2 hours helps relieve pain caused by the sciatic nerve. If sitting is more painful a hot shower for around Twenty minutes will produce the same effect, but if possible should allow water to accumulate in the bathtub to cover the feet. This heat the blood of the veins returns from the feet through the body.

  1. Acupuncture

This old method of treating pain has won popularity among people suffering from sciatica and is very effective. He believed that the dispersed acupuncture called external pathogens, activating the Qi energy, which helps ease the pain. Professionals must do it.

  1. Reflexology

This can make one same with a reflexology tool or thumb. There are 2 points reflexes in the feet and when pressure is applied to them for a minute or two, relieve sciatic nerve pain.

  1. Exercises for back pain

Most exercises for pain they combine stretching and strengthening back, helping to strengthen muscles to support the spine correctly. The more effective for sciatic nerve pain exercises are neck and shoulder stretches, stretches back, stretching hip and buttocks, hamstring stretches. You have to do it slowly and always should be kept only about 20 seconds to avoid injury.

  1. Massage therapy

Massage therapy is very beneficial for most people with back pain and pain sciatic nerve. Eastern and Western techniques are those that they most used today, but we must take precautions by the type of sciatic pain you have. It is best being advised by an expert in this field to determine which treatment is more suitable for each case.

  1. Diet

Staying healthy today with proper nutrition including vitamins and minerals, it is always the right decision. Obese or overweight people should think about losing some weight to relieve pressure on their spines. Following a well-balanced diet will improve our chances of beating sciatica. The lack of magnesium can cause hardening or feeling of tension in the muscles, along with muscle spasms, and, in turn, produce pain in the sciatic nerve.

  1. Herbs

Herbs have been used for centuries as a focus very holistic to relieve the pain of certain diseases such as sciatica, arthritis, inflammation, muscle injuries, and wounds. The

Most conventional drugs today were, sometimes, extracted from an herb used for many years but it’s over marketing.


Dr. Glenn Hyman’s Denver Chiropractic Center make adjustments of the spine or other body parts. The aim is to correct postural problems (body posture), relieve pain and assist the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

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