A look into the different highly effective solutions to get rid of sciatica pain in no time at all.
Sciatica is a radiating pain felt in the leg owing to a pinched nerve in the lower back area. Affecting millions of people across the globe, sciatica pain is often worse than chronic back pain, and is called “leg agony.” The pain originates from the nerve roots present on both sides of the lower back region, and travels down the length of each leg through the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve, which lends its name to the condition, extends from the buttock down to the feet on both sides. Generally, patients complain of sciatica pain in one leg.
There are a number of causes of sciatica. However, the most common of them is a herniated disc. In this case, the sciatic nerve gets pinched by a protruding disc that reaches the spinal canal and presses against the nerve. Other than the lumbar herniated disc, conditions such as piriformis syndrome and degenerative disc disease may also cause sciatica.
Surgery ought to be the last resort treatment option for sciatica pain. Using heat packs or ice packs is a good solution in the early stages of the condition. However, the problem is being caused by a nerve that is deep inside the body, and heat/ice packs may or may not produce the desired results quickly, as they are working from the surface of the body. Don’t fret though! There are a few proven effective solutions that work to get rid of sciatic pain quickly.
A 2010 study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed that over 60 percent of sciatica patients found relief in spinal manipulation therapy, where other therapies had failed to show results. Chiropractic care encompasses more than just spinal manipulation. It also includes modalities like ultrasound, electrotherapy, joint mobilization, soft tissue therapy, and more. Your chiropractor will be able to advise you on the exact kind of chiropractic care you may need to get rid of your sciatic pain fast.
Yoga works by improving flexibility and strengthening muscular compositions. Practicing yoga stretches and exercises daily helps sciatica patients to correct their posture, and not aggravate the sciatic nerve while moving and functioning. Here are 10 yoga poses that will help ease sciatica and provide pain relief.
The McKenzie method or therapy is known to work well with sciatica patients. The primary goal of the therapy is to move the pain from the leg into a more manageable part of the body such as the lower back. By centralizing the pain, minimizing and eventually eliminating it altogether becomes comparatively easy. In this therapy, specific exercises will be prescribed to you after a thorough McKenzie assessment is conducted. These exercises include sets of extension and flexion moves.
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