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Boca Raton / PRC - Sciatica
Irritation of the sciatic nerve, or sciatica, is a common condition that affects nearly 40% of people at some point in their lives. As the longest and widest single nerve in the human body, when irritation or compression occurs, the pain caused by sciatica can be difficult to live with due to the diverse and widespread sensory symptoms that accompany the condition. This pain ranges from numbness and tingling to sharp jolts of pain and burning sensations. Fortunately, most sufferers find pain relief for sciatica through a combination of self-care and non-surgical treatments, including bed rest, back strengthening movements, low-impact exercises, and stretching. With the right treatment, people inflicted with sciatica begin to feel relief from pain within a few weeks or months.
The first step on the road to sciatica pain relief begins with the right amount of bed rest. Prolonged sitting or standing can worsen your back pain, making it harder to recover in the long run. Giving your back a chance to heal by resting is an effective way to relieve sciatic pain. Along with bed rest, a healthy and active lifestyle has been shown to relieve pain caused by sciatica. This doesn’t mean running the next Boca Raton marathon, but rather keeping active with low-impact aerobic exercises such as walking and swimming.
Exercises that target the area surrounding your spinal column can also help you find relief from pain caused by sciatica. Taking the time to keep your abdomen, gluteus, and hip muscles in healthy shape will take pressure off your spinal column and thus reduce the likelihood of further sciatic irritation. Maintaining a high level of flexibility through stretching, in conjunction with core strengthening exercises will ultimately create a healthier environment for your sciatic nerve, making pain caused by sciatica less likely to occur.
Visit the Relax The Back store in Boca Raton for more specific sciatica pain relief information. Our team of in-store back care product consultants will be happy to answer any questions you may have about finding pain relief from sciatica.