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Get Away from 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…

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…

Top tips for gardening with sciatica

If you’re a keen gardener, you might be worried that your sciatica pain might prevent you from attending to your flowers and plants. The truth is, however, that you can still garden if you experience sciatica you just need to be mindful an operate within your limits. There are many things you can do to…

Coping with sciatica on long-haul flights

Sciatica pain can be difficult to cope with on a flight that just lasts an hour. On a flight that lasts twelve or more, it can be downright torture. Back pain of any kind is awful, but if you have a long-haul flight ahead of you there are some things you can do before and…

Sleeping with sciatica

Sciatica can be incredibly painful during the day but can be even worse at night, particularly if it stops you sleeping. Without good quality sleep, symptoms can be magnified and depression can start to sneak in. It may be difficult to fall asleep, or you may find yourself jolted awake by a sharp pain in…

Managing 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…