If you have dealt with Sciatica pain, you can understand how disabled it can leave you. The pain can be treated with one of several medical interventions including surgical and no surgical methods. But is there anything else you can do at home? In this article I want to tell you about some of the most effective home remedies that I employed to get some relief from this burning pain.
But first let us understand a little about the causes and symptoms of sciatic pain.
Sciatica Pain: What are the causes!
The most common origin of Sciatic pain is the compression or irritation of a group of nerves in the lower back that make up the sciatic nerve. As a result, patients can experience serious pain in the lower back or numbness and tingling in the legs. For some people, without sciatic treatment, the pain can become completely debilitating.
The most common symptoms of sciatica include:
- Shooting pains in the legs and back
- Numbness in the legs
- Difficulty in moving or exercising
- Inability to flex the feet
- Throbbing and inflammation around the thighs or lower back after sitting or standing for a extended period of time
Sciatic Treatment: What You Can Do
Whereas one can employ number of techniques and remedies to reduce the sciatica pain. However these golden rules will help you relieve you limb and back pain in a short period of time:
Body posture is very Important
One of the most common causes of sciatica pain is due incorrect body postures causing exertion and pressure on the spine. That is why it is very important that whether you sitting standing or lying down, make sure your posture is upright, relaxed and is not putting unnecessary strain on your spine.
In some cases it is much more painful to remain seated than it is to stand. If a particular posture causes excess pain, limit that activity. At the same time, do not rely completely upon the comfort of a chair or a bed. Use pillows to support your hips and lower back if necessary.
Avoid Sitting for Stretched Periods, Get Moving!
Sitting for extended period of times can make matters worse when it comes to bulging discs and back pain.
Try to alternate between periods of sitting/lying down with short walks. Aim to take more steps every day, and consider getting a pedometer or fitness tracker, which can motivate you to be more active and increase your walking distance.
- Use inexpensive heating pads on your lower back and legs for about 15 to 20 minutes a day. You can also practice this several times a day if that provides relief
- Another way of heating you lower back is by taking warm baths as heat loosens up tight muscles and increase circulation.