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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…

Lumbar stenosis and sciatica

In previous blogs we have talked about different conditions that can lead to sciatica symptoms. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition that causes compression of the nerves in the spine and occurs when the holes that nerves pass through within the spinal bones narrow leading to constriction of spinal nerves and sometimes the spinal cord.…

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…

Is Sciatica the same as Cauda Equina?

Anyone who has experienced sciatica will be very familiar with the pain that can be experienced down the leg. Sometimes people report pain down both legs. This can happen on occasions but usually the pain alternates from one side to the other. Pain down both legs at the same time is ‘red flag’ and is…

Heat or Cold for Sciatica?

Why are people sometimes advised to use ice or a heat pack to help with sciatica pain symptoms? Anyone who has had sciatica knows just how painful it can be so are not usually inclined to ask why, they just want help. At the Sciatic Pain Relief Cushion we believe being informed on helpful things…

Holidays and Sciatica

Summer is here and the holiday season is upon us. Many of us will be going on a well-deserved break for some rest and relaxation. Just before or when on holiday is probably one of the most inconvenient times to get an attack or flare up of sciatica. One of the most common calls we…

Choosing a cushion for sciatica

In a previous blog we discussed the merits of how a cushion could help to relieve sciatic pain while sitting. In our experience a cushion can be really helpful but not all cushions that say they can help with sciatica while sitting are the same. The Sciatic Pain Relief Cushion was designed specifically to help…

Can A Sciatica Cushion Really Help?

Anybody who has experienced severe sciatica pain symptoms will tell you that it is one of the worst pains they have ever had. At its most acute nothing seems to be able to alleviate the pain. So if the sciatic pain is so bad can a cushion really help? Well for many people the answer…

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…

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