Sciatica pain is pain that occurs when the sciatic nerve is damaged or pinched in the lower back. This nerve is located in the lower back to the feet, precisely below the knee. The pain besides attacking the waist and buttocks also generally attacks one part of the leg with unbearable pain. Some people liken this pain to pain during a toothache. Generally, this condition is caused by a disc (disc) of the joint protruding into the spine and pressing on a nerve. Various ways from exercise, epidural steroid injections, and targeted spinal release can help treat sciatica pain and relieve the pain.
There are various effective ways to treat sciatica pain. Among them are:
When the pain strikes, people who experience sciatica pain usually prefer to lie down all day rather than be active. However, a physical therapist claims that lying down and sitting on the bed actually makes your pain stay longer. You should instead engage in a variety of physical activities as this can increase blood flow to the discs and nerves. This will help get rid of the chemicals that cause inflammation. No need for strenuous exercise, you only need to walk 15-20 minutes. If you find that you feel uncomfortable, you can swim or do aerobic exercise in the water. Doing water sports can reduce the pressure on the back which can relieve pain. In addition, you can also go to a therapist to help you choose suitable stretches and exercises to help restore flexibility, stabilize the spine, and reduce the severity of the injury.
Trigger point massage
Trigger point massage is one of the most effective ways to treat sciatica pain. Trigger point massage means doing massage at the point where the pain occurs. This method is usually done on the piriformis muscles, lower back muscles (waist), and glutes (thighs). See a professional therapist who can provide massage at the right point. Generally, you need to do 7 to 10 treatments. But back again, not everyone is suitable for this treatment. You can replace it with another treatment if this method does not provide change or does not relieve pain.