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Mangaging sciatic pain in cold weather

As the weather turns colder and the leaves start to fall, people with sciatica pain often feel their symptoms become worse and more difficult to manage. Although many studies have been done to ascertain links between increased pain and cold temperatures, most have been inconclusive. But there are many other associated factors which could be…

How to relieve sciatica pain when using public transport

Sciatica pain can be difficult to live with at the best of times. However, it can make long journeys a very difficult experience. If you are travelling in the car, then you have the option of pulling over when you need to take a break, but this option is removed if you are having to…

BackCare Awareness Week

Empowering people with back pain is at the heart of what we do. In our quick-fix society where pressure to perform often overrides recovery, getting the right advice and treatment for your condition is crucial. We’re proud to be corporate sponsors of BackCare, a charity dedicated to improving knowledge and resources for patients suffering from…

Anti inflammatory foods for sciatica pain

Sciatica pain can be debilitating and can impact upon every part of your life. Exercise can help to relieve sciatica pain by strengthening the back. However, exercise alone is not enough to eliminate sciatica pain. Usually, a change in diet, as advised by your GP or dietitian, can help you to be pain free. Anti…

Is sciatic pain permanent, or will it go away?

There are few things worse in the world than chronic back pain, if you’re currently suffering from sciatica or you have suffered in the past you’ll know how quickly it can take over your life and rob you of the ability to do even the most mundane day-to-day activities. Over time this can have a…

How pilates could provide sciatica pain relief

Many experts believe that in order to protect people who suffer from sciatica pain, it is key to ensure you don’t overexercise and cause further irritation. Although traditional pain relief such as applying ice or heat packs or even using painkillers can help relieve some of your symptoms in the short term, exercise in a…

3 ways to ease sciatic pain when driving

If you suffer from sciatica, there are some things you can do to reduce the pain while driving. The following advice will allow you to tackle even long distances with less discomfort. Here’s our top three tips for sciatica pain relief while driving. Buying the right car Before you even think about driving, the right…

How staying active can be key to fighting sciatica

A few years ago, bed rest could be a common piece of advice given to sciatica pain sufferers, with the thinking being that keeping activities to a minimum would be good for healing the sciatic nerve. In the modern day, however, the benefits of staying active look like outweighing the advantages of doing nothing –…

2 key tips to avoid sciatic pain when walking

Staying active is a proven benefit for those looking for sciatica pain relief, and one of the best forms of physical activity is walking. There are a couple of simple things to try that can help you get the most of walking to help relieve sciatica pain. Walking is a great technique, but remember to follow…

What is Sciatica? A brief guide

Sciatica is a pain in the lower half of the body, resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain is usually concentrated between the lower back and the back of the thigh, but can also extend to the back of the knee. Sufferers of Sciatica experience pain not only during movement, but also when…

3 tips for exercising with sciatica

If you’re a keen athlete, then an attack of sciatica may bring more than just physical pain – it can also leave you feeling despondent and unable to do the thing you love. However, the condition doesn’t have to leave you flat on your back. With a little care, you can still stay active while…

Is your leg pain sciatica…or something else?

When you feel a pain that radiates down your leg and makes walking, standing or even sitting down painful, it is possible that you have sciatica. But this is not a foregone conclusion – there are other problems you can develop that mimic the symptoms of sciatica pain. If you experience pain, muscle weakness and/or…

Can your diet affect your sciatica?

If you have experienced sciatica symptoms, you will be all too aware of how painful it can be. You may be looking around for ideas on how to manage it, in the hope of avoiding future flare-ups. An important part of treatment which is often overlooked is your diet – what you consume can have a real…

How to improve your chances of sciatica never returning

The misconceptions surrounding sciatica are in plentiful supply. Many people believe it to simply be a case of lower back pain, while others link it to any ailment that causes difficulty in someone’s ability to walk and move around. As is so often the case in life, you’ll only truly understand the horror of sciatica…

Acupuncture for sciatic nerve pain

For those who suffer from sciatic nerve pain, life can be very frustrating at times. People afflicted by repeated bouts of sciatica very often feel isolated and depressed by their condition, and wonder if it will ever get better. They may start to ask themselves questions such as ‘why is this happening to me?’ or…

How to sleep with sciatica

As any sufferer knows, sciatica pain can be difficult to live with. If your day has been particularly strenuous, it can easily trigger the sciatic nerve and leave you tossing and turning at night. There are some tips and tricks you can use to soothe the pain at night so that you can finally drift…

3 massage techniques to help relieve sciatica pain

Many people suffer from sciatica. It can be identified by pain, numbness or tingling which goes down the leg from the lower back. It’s quite common for individuals to suffer from sciatica on only one side of the body although some are affected on both sides. Common causes of sciatica can include trauma such as…

Four DIY sciatica treatments

Sciatica can have different causes for different people, and the same can be said of sciatica nerve treatment – one type won’t necessarily work for everyone. So it is a positive thing that there are a number of treatments and lifestyle choices which sciatica pain sufferers can try, in order to see what works for…

Myths about sciatica

Sciatica pain can be difficult to deal with, and the situation can be made a lot worse if you believe one of the common myths out there regarding this condition. With that in mind, read on to discover more about some of the common misconceptions surrounding sciatica that you need to stop believing today. Myth…

How your habits could be making sciatica pain much worse and how to banish them

Around 4 in 10 adults will suffer from sciatic pain in their lifetime – a simple enough stat which masks the misery felt by millions when enduring a bout of sciatica. Understanding sciatica pain Sciatic pain can range from infrequent and incapacitating to constant and infuriating. Symptoms can be potentially debilitating and can affect any…

7 Top Tips for travelling with Sciatica

There is never a good to time to be afflicted with sciatica, but it can be the most inconvenient time when you have a holiday or a long trip planned. Sitting can exacerbate sciatica and we have spoken to many individuals dreading a long drive or long flight. Some have even considered cancelling their trip,…