Sciatic Treatment: Back Pain Relief
As a result, patients can experience serious pain in the lower back or numbness and tingling in the legs.
For some people, without sciatica treatment, the pain can become completely debilitating.
Here are three Golden rules for sciatica treatment:
1.Get a second opinion if you’re told you need surgery. In most cases, sciatica treatment is non-surgical.
- If a doctor tells you that you definitely need surgery for your sciatic pain, be sure to get a second opinion first.
- Make sure you exhaust other treatment options before you have a costly and potentially dangerous surgery.
- Every surgery that involves the nerves of the spine has the potential to do serious long term harm
2.Get the exercise you need.
- While it may seem counter intuitive, the best sciatic treatment is not bed rest, but exercise.
- Over time, inactivity only makes the pain worse.
- What’s more, the less exercise you do, the more your other back muscles become weakened from inactivity.
- This increases the likelihood of injuring another part of the back.
- A variety of exercises exist for sciatic treatment, differing depending upon how the injury occurred.
- Over the long term, exercise is one of the best ways to heal the back.
- To find the best exercises for your situation, check with your doctor, chiropractor, or physical therapist.
3.Use heat and/or ice. Sciatic pain can also be mitigated by using heat or ice.
- These are very inexpensive, non-pharmaceutical ways traditionally used to treat back pain.
- At the beginning of severe sciatic pain, use ice.
- After a few days, switch from ice to heat.
- A simple heating pad, hot bath, or a warm gel pack can help to loosen tight muscles around the back.
- Heat can be applied for 15 to 20 minutes for minor back tension, or as long as two hours at a time for serious back problems.
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Sciatica Treatment F.A.Q
1) Q: What is Common symptoms of sciatica?
A: Common symptoms of sciatica include:
- Lower back pain.
- Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting.
- Hip pain.
- Burning or tingling down the leg.
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot.
- A constant pain on one side of the rear.
- A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up.
2) Q: What is sciatica?
- Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.
- The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body.
- It runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet.
3) Q: What can you do for sciatica?
- Lift your left leg and place your right ankle on top of the left knee.
- Hold the position for a moment. This helps stretch the tiny piriformis muscle, which sometimes becomes inflamed and presses against the sciatic nerve, causing pain.
- Do the same exercise with the other leg.