Ways To Overcome The Pain For Sciatica Sufferers

Sciatica is painful and causes hassle in the everyday life of people suffering from it, fortunately, even with home remedies and a little lifestyle change, you can recover from it.

Home Remedies
If you’re one of the sciatica sufferers around, here some self-care treatments that may help you:

  • Cold Packs
20 minutes of cold pack application on painful area for the entire day with intervals can immediately relieve you from pain.

  • Hot Packs
Apply hot pack in the temperature that you can tolerate on the part that’s painful after 2 to 3 days of cold packs. If it still hurts, alternate applying the cold and hot pack.  

  • Stretching
Nerve root compression that causes pain in your lower back can be relieved by doing stretches daily. Just make sure that your form is correct and hold each position for 30 seconds.

  • Over-The-Counter Medications
For immediate relief, you may opt for pain relievers, but try not to rely on them every time the pain attacks and consult your doctor before taking anything.

Alternative Medicine
You may try these natural treatment for your low back pain:

  • Acupuncture
Licensed acupuncture practitioners inserts thin needles into pressure points of your body to relieve pain, on the other hand, there’s no guarantee that it would work for you since different people responds well to different treatment.

  • Chiropractic
A lot of sciatica sufferers swears by the efficiency of chiropractic care or spinal adjustments. Chiropractors, by applying sudden but controlled pressure on your back, can restore spinal movement, improve function and decrease pain.

Though no one can assure you that you can avoid sciatica, you’ll lose nothing by doing the following just as a precautionary measure:

  • Exercise Regularly
If you want a healthy body, you cannot escape exercise. However, you won’t benefit from it just by doing it for a couple of months. Make it a part of your lifestyle and you won’t just lose weight but it will strengthen your abdomen and lower back muscles to make you less susceptible to sciatica.

  • Maintaining Proper Posture When You Sit
Proper posture is not just when standing, it’s even more vital when you’re sitting because your lower spine is absorbing all the pressure from the improper posture. So, if possible use ergonomics chair that will support your back, but if not, a rolled towel place at the small of your back works just fine.

  • Using Good Body Mechanics
There are some daily activity or instances that puts our body in compromise which we cannot help. However, we can help our body lessen the blow. Switch resting each of your legs on a stool when you have to stand for extended period of time. Exercise the right lifting position or better yet ask someone for help if it’s really heavy.

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