At Sensible Decisions, Inc, we are always learning and researching for better answers to basic health questions. We believe better health can be achieved using natural methods without harmful medications or pharmaceutical side effects. As a result, we have had countless successes with thousands of satisfied customers. Part of our success is understanding the body and how it works. And whenever we have important data, we love to share it with you. Our products have a direct beneficial effect on many condions including arthritis, muscle pain and Lyme Disease. Our unique products are also effective in giving relief of sciatica pain. As many as 40% of all people suffer from sciatica. The chances of suffering from it increase with age.
SciaticaSciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. This nerve branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. The condition is generally caused by an irritation, inflammation, pinching or compression of a nerve in the lower back. The most common cause is a herniated or slipped disk that causes pressure on the nerve root. Most people with sciatica get better on their own with time and self-care treatments. According to the Mayo Clinic, although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with non-operative treatments in a few weeks.
TreatmentIt’s not always possible to prevent sciatica and the condition may recur. Currently, suggested handlings include regular exercise and proper posture when sitting and moving. Once your acute pain improves, your doctor or a physical therapist can design a rehabilitation program to help you prevent future injuries. This typically includes exercises to correct your posture, strengthen the muscles supporting your back and improve your flexibility. Alternative therapies commonly used for low back pain include acupuncture and chiropractic treatment.
SolutionsFortunately, for most people, sciatica responds to self-care measures. Although resting for a day or so may provide some relief, prolonged inactivity will make your signs and symptoms worse. Self-care treatments that might help include cold packs, stretching, and our specialty — application of heat. As a general rule, it is best to apply heat therapy to your rear pelvis—the area where your sciatic nerve roots originate. Heat therapy encourages healing in sciatica When you apply heat to your rear pelvis, it typically:
- Causes your blood vessels to dilate and supply more blood, oxygen, and nutrients—promoting healing
- Decreases tension and spasm in your muscles, which contributes to pain, by relaxing your muscle fibers
- Reduces the tightness in painful muscles and increases the range of motion of your lower back
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