3 Ways to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain
(no sound with legal disclaimer) Probably the most painful feeling you can ever have is known as sciatica. Or an inflammation of the sciatic nerve. A pinched sciatic nerve sends pain from your lower back down into your leg. Sciatic nerve symptoms can often be debilitating... With people having trouble with most simple tasks. One day of pain is enough for you to be willing to try anything for sciatica treatment.
Some methods relieve the nerve pain temporarily. And other ways can rid you of sciatic pain permanently. However, that permanent solution can sometimes include expensive surgery. Surgery does work but not for everyone. Though surgery is necessary for some people living with sciatica. It is not always 100% successful. In fact, the success rate for pain relief is only 70-90%.
Wow! Yes the nerve pain is enough to take a gamble. But, why take the risk when alternatives are available? Using an ice pack is a simple treatment to reduce sciatic nerve inflammation. However, it only calms the pinched nerve for the moment. Some people use heat packs to get rid of the pain, but this only makes the problem worse.
Heat causes more swelling and may increase the pain. The best idea is to rest your back and seek a medical professional for advice on your specific health conditions and needs. Also, staying off your feet gives time for recovery and eases tension on the low back. Once the inflammation is gone, Working out and stretching every single day may greatly diminish your chances of future sciatica issues. Here are 3 Ways to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain Right Now Without Having to Get Surgery. When I herniated my L5-S1 disc, it caused a ton of agony in my low back and left leg. Heck, I was willing to eat glass if it meant having one minute of pain relief. Don't do that, it's simply an exaggeration.
The good news for you is you won't have to eat glass. HOORAY! Next, I have a few simple stretches to: Loosen up your leg muscle, decrease low back compression Isolate your low back so you don't aggravate the inflamed sciatic nerve. Here's the first method; it's the knee hug. Lie on your back.
Bring your knees to your chest. Hug your knees. Pull your thighs into your chest. *If you can't reach around your knees, then simply slip your hands under your knees and pull your thighs into your chest. Method #2 is the lying figure-4. Lie on your back.
Cross one leg over the other with your ankle by the knee. Grasp the bottom thigh and bring it to your chest. If you can't reach around your thigh, then simply sit on a chair and hold the position - kind of like sitting in a relaxed position. And method #3..
Is the wall-assisted hamstring stretch. Lie down near the corner of a wall. Extend your leg up. If you get too much tension, then move more away from the wall. Lie the other leg on the floor.
The more comfortable you become with the stretch, the closer you can move to the wall. Point your toes toward your knee for a deeper stretch. For more information on sciatica pain relief, head over to HowToRelieveSciaticPainAtHome.com Once again, that's HowToRelieveSciaticaPainAtHome.com I hope these few ways to relieve sciatica nerve pain help you as much as they have for me. Take care and I'd love to see you over at HowToRelieveSciaticaPainAtHome.com. HowToRelieveSciaticaPainAtHome.com. (outro music).
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