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Recovering from Sciatica Do’s and Don’ts

One of the most common questions we hear, which we have written about previously is “How Long Will Sciatica Last?”. Recovering from sciatica seems like a near impossible task when it first strikes, and pain is at its most acute. Just moving left or right or sitting or standing is draining. The good news is…

3 Ways to Overcome Sciatica Pain While Standing

This was a question I was asked recently by one of my patients who was suffering with sciatica pain while standing after a short period of time, as opposed to most sufferers who get sciatic pain after being seated for a period of time. It turned out that they worked at a local supermarket and…

Sciatica and Coughing

It may seem strange to have sciatica and coughing linked together but anyone who has ever had sciatica and a cough at the same time knows that this can be a terrible combination. Indeed, some people have reported the onset of back pain and the subsequent onset of sciatica following a sneeze or a coughing…

Top ten tips to prevent back pain and sciatica

With over 150 million working days lost each year in the UK due to back pain and 15 million people visiting their GP each year complaining of back pain. Anywhere between 2 to 10% of people with back pain go on to develop leg pain related symptoms commonly referred to as sciatica. What can we…

Coping With Sciatica In Cold Weather

Do your sciatica symptoms get worse whenever the mercury drops? Increased sciatica pain is associated with tense muscles, which are caused by cold temperatures and inactivity. These symptoms can be managed. If you want to cope better in cold weather, follow these 7 tips.   1. Keep your home warm This should be obvious but…

Tips for exercising with sciatica

When you are suffering from sciatic pain the last thing you may want to do is exercise, but as previous blog posts have shown, exercise is one of the best forms of relief for the condition if it is done correctly. Getting advice from a physiotherapist on therapeutic exercises to help you recover is your…

Common mistakes people with sciatica make

Anyone who has ever experienced sciatica will appreciate that it’s not much fun. But, few people know that they could actually be making their symptoms worse. Here are some of the most common mistakes people with sciatica make. Putting up with the pain For various reasons, many people who experience sciatica pain delay seeking treatment…

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…

4 Tips for Sciatica while walking

The natural instinct after experiencing sciatica while walking, when the pain hits you hard, is to take medication and then sit or lie as still as possible and wait for the worst of the discomfort to abate. With the right level of support for sciatic pain, rest can certainly bring relief. However, there is a…

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…

Hot-Cold therapy for Sciatica

Why are people sometimes advised to use hot-cold therapy for 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 to try and the reason…

Choosing the right cushion for sciatica

In a previous blog we discussed the merits of how a cushion for sciatica 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…

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…

Running with sciatica – No need to stop

Running with sciatica sounds counterintuitive but it can be done and may be better for you in the long run. You need to pay attention to your symptoms and employ a few useful strategies to help you as you recover. Sciatica can really mess with your running routine. At times it can feel as if…

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. However, you don’t have to put up with the pain and there are many tips and tricks for relieving sciatica pain that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to lessen the pain related symptoms associated with…

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…

3 helpful 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 for sciatica, which depending on the cause of an individual’s sciatica, could help to address symptoms. Now these sciatica stretches…

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