Need a better way to treat sciatic pain? Try these newly discovered treatments.
By Marko • September 15, 2017 • Uncategorized
Sciatic Treatments: What Should You Do
Anybody who is familiar with sciatic pain knows just how disabling it can be and how difficult it is to find relief. The numbness, the burning, the stabbing sensations, and the general weakness can be treated with one of many medical interventions. But wait, is there anything else you can do from your home? If you need quick relief as soon as possible then consider a few sciatica treatments that you can implement yourself.
Using both ice and heat can be effective. Putting ice on the area of pain helps if you would apply it within two days of the onset. Later on in the treatment, compressing a heating pad on the tight lower back muscles will relieve strain.
Stretching is very good to help reduce symptoms.
Stretching is also effective in sciatic treatment. Spasticity of the prominent muscle of the buttocksâ€”the piriformis muscle, can irritate the sciatic nerve. Lying on oneâ€™s back and rolling the trunk muscles toward the unaffected side stretches the muscle. Placing a tennis ball just under the tight muscle and bearing weight for about sixty seconds also releases the contracting piriformis.
Coping well with sciatica from home requires attention to body positioning. 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.
Good sciatic treatment also includes moving about. Less-active muscles tighten and become more difficult to use. In fact, being immobile will only exacerbate your pain. Be sure to limit the amount of time you spend lying in bed. Slow your pace, but do not stop.
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Anti-inflammatory pain medications aid sciatica pain relief at home. These over-the-counter drugs target the swollen irritated muscle tissue causing your symptoms. Taken as directed, they can enable you to remain more mobile, and better prepared to benefit from additional sciatic treatment options.
Whether this is your first experience with sciatic treatment or your symptoms have recurred, remember these guidelines. Add your own good habits to your doctorâ€™s expertise, and you will recover quickly.