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Can massage therapy ease sciatica pain?

Having sciatica pain can make daily activities like sitting, walking, and standing a challenge. You may experience pain in your lower back, legs, feet, hips, and buttocks. While pain killers can provide temporary relief, you may want to consider getting a massage to ease sciatica pain. Read on to learn how massage is beneficial and…

Sciatica and Sleeping

Getting some sleep when you’re in pain with sciatica can be a frustrating process. No amount of tossing and turning seems to do the trick and you’re deprived of the rest you need. But there are some top tips you can follow to make getting to sleep easier and we take a look at some…

Sciatica: walk vs. rest

The natural instinct when pain hits you hard is to take medications and then sit or lie as still as possible and wait for the worst discomfort to abate. With the right level of support for sciatic pain, rest can certainly bring relief. However, there is a strong body of opinion that this should also…

Common myths about sciatica

Several myths exist about sciatica due to the endless information that is posted on the internet. The majority of people believe that sciatica is an illness but it is actually a set of symptoms usually caused by a spinal condition. One of the most common symptoms associated with sciatica is the pain or numbness that…

Swimming and sciatica

Many people are unaware that sciatica is considered a symptom of a medical condition, and not a medical condition in itself. Sciatic pain is caused by the sciatic nerve experiencing compression as a result of an underlying disorder. Although sciatica is often associated with back pain, it can also affect other areas of the body.…

Sciatica and cycling

Regular bike riders, motorcyclists and professional cycling athletes may be familiar with the phenomenon of bicycling sciatica. Sciatic pain that specifically affects cyclists can be caused by both physical and emotional sources, and will often include a bit of both for a challenging symptomatic profile. Why is it that cyclists are so often troubled by…

The 3 stages of sciatica recovery

Sciatica pain is rarely a constant problem for sufferers, rather it comes in bouts. These can be more or less severe, sometimes only causing mild discomfort, other times leading to serious pain and impaired mobility. The road to recovery comes in three stages. Stage 1: Sitting and lying When suffering from a debilitating and painful…

Exercises to ease sciatica pain

Sciatica nerve pain can be unpleasant. However, the best part is that it’s possible to alleviate the condition without surgical intervention. Exercise is an excellent way to provide Sciatica pain relief. Lack of movement and exercise deconditions the spinal structures and back muscles. The result is that you’re less able to support the back, which…

Sciatica doesn’t mean you have to give up running

Sciatica can really mess with your running routine. At times it can feel as if you’ll never be able to run again, but if you’re a keen jogger you can take some simple steps to enable you to keep pounding the pavements. Sciatica causes pain in the lower back which can spread to the buttock…

How do I know I have sciatica?

Do you have pain, tingling or numbness in your leg? Where does the discomfort start? If it begins in your lower back and then moves down through the buttock to affect the back of your leg or your whole leg you might have sciatica. What is sciatica? Sciatica is not a diagnosis in itself. It…

Top easy tips and tricks for relieving sciatica pain

Sciatica pain can be debilitating for some people, as the pain extends beyond the spine and into the legs and arms. However, you don’t have to put up with the pain and there are many tips and tricks that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to lessen the pain related symptoms associated with sciatica. Here…

Can the arrival of spring and warmer days actually make sciatica worse?

Spring is upon us, and the days are getting longer and warmer. The green shoots of daffodils are promising to bloom into golden cheer and new buds are upon the trees. So why, for some of us, does the advent of spring not bring the promise of a little welcome relief from sciatica? Many sufferers…

Pulsed radio frequency – the treatment of tomorrow?

If you’ll pardon the pun, something that’s really making waves in the world of sciatica treatment across the pond is pulsed radiofrequency treatment, or PRF. PRF is a new way of looking at the treatment of sciatica. It’s minimally invasive, and according to the Radiological Society of North America, shows real promise for people whose…

Three top stretches for sciatica

Sciatica is a condition which can be alleviated to some degree by exercises which are intended to strengthen potentially weak muscles and stretch those which are tight. In this article we look at three stretches, which depending on the cause of an individual’s sciatica, could help to address symptoms. Now these stretches are for individuals…

Relieving sciatica pain in the office environment

Working full time in an office environment when you have sciatica pain is distracting, disruptive and an inconvenience. You may think that there is very little you can do to relieve your sciatica, but making simple changes to your daily working practices can make a huge difference. Below we share some simple ways in which…

Could chiropractic treatment give sciatic pain relief?

The pain from sciatica can be severe enough to significantly affect a wide range of everyday activities, as well as impacting on sleep, mobility and overall quality of life. Aside from the default treatment of painkillers and rest, there is often very little that conventional medicine can offer for sciatica pain relief. This is why…

Sciatica and pregnancy

It’s very common for women to experience aches and pains during pregnancy due to the extra strain put on the body, including sciatica. The increased weight of pregnancy can put pressure on the discs in between your vertebrae causing them to bulge, compressing nerve roots in the lower back leading to uncomfortable symptoms in the…

4 remedies you can try to relieve sciatica pain

Sciatica pain impacts upon your everyday activities and can lead to problems with your emotional and mental health. Sciatica pain is caused when pressure is placed upon the sciatic nerve, or when it becomes damaged. This is one of the longest nerves in the body, as it extends from the buttocks down to the feet.…

What is sciatica and what are the causes?

Back pain is a common ailment that’s responsible for a high level of work absences each year. Sciatica is sometimes a symptom of back pain that is relatively easy to identify. This short article explains a bit more about the causes of sciatica and how the symptoms arises. What does sciatica mean?  The bones in…

How yoga can help with sciatic pain

Staying active when you are suffering from sciatic pain can be difficult. However, exercise is important to keep muscles moving, joints lubricated and to stay positive during a flare up. Yoga is a great alternative to more vigorous exercise. This ancient form of exercise is known for its gentle movements as well as its ability…

Hydrotherapy for sciatica

As well as being painful, sciatica can be a debilitating symptom preventing you from enjoying day-to-day pleasures including exercise. You may be surprised to know that hydrotherapy (using water as a treatment), combined with other methods such as the sciatic pain relief cushion and medication prescribed by your doctor, can be an effective and enjoyable…

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