Sciatic Nerve Pain is the medical term but most of us commonly know it as a sharp lower back to leg pain.
What is this pain and how to treat it without surgery?
Sciatica's main cause is when a disk develops a tear pinching the sciatic nerve- the body's largest nerve.
The pain starts at the spinal cord downwards hitting along the lower back, buttocks and legs. But how do you know that you your pain is related to sciatica?
- Lower back, hip, buttock, legs and extremities pain.
- Pain when you move: sneeze, cough, sit, bend...etc.
- Numbness and weakness of legs.
- Painful feeling of needles stuck in the feet and toes.
Before jumping into a surgery room, try these three options:
Warming acupuncture might be the best treatment to your sciatic pain. Out of 30 people, 17 reached complete relief after a number of sessions.
Yoga is a muscle trainer. When practicing it, your muscles tighten, stretch and become more flexible. Yoga might be a good choice to move while reducing pain.
3- Ice or Heat:
Sciatica is a deep inflammation. Applying ice or heat on the surface will never reach the inflammation to cease it but it can numb the pain. The best way is to apply for at least 15 minutes an ice pack or heating pad to put an end to the pain.
Here are some useful exercises to help you get rid of that nasty pain!