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IN Health & Fitness ON 24 Sep, 2016
The term 'Sciatica' refers to the frequent symptoms of leg pain that may cause tingling, numbness or weakness. This pain slowly finds its way through the buttock and settles down in the sciatic nerve at the back of each leg.
It may easily be characterised if you have an acute pain on only one side of the buttock or you may have difficulty in standing up and sitting down. The pain may have varying degrees depending on the influence in your sciatic nerve. It is a common problem these days and nearly 40 percent of the population experiences it in some or the other forms.
Here are some of the most natural ways to get rid of the sciatic pain without depending too much on medication. Do try these out.
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It runs down the lower spine all the way to legs and then portions of the sciatic nerve branch out in each leg to cover the thigh, calf, foot and toes.
When a disc in the leg presses the sciatic nerve, the pain will find its way from the lower back and pass on the feet. This may cause weakness and tickling in the big toe and specifically in the ankle.
Severe surgeries may be required to treat the pain and then too, the results will be unpredictable. But, there are some natural remedies that are helpful.
Yoga is the best medicine to many problems and if you are not into it then just start doing it. This yoga pose tremendously aids in getting rid of the sciatic pain. Simply get on your back and knees and uplift your back like a cat and exhale slowly. The pain will reduce on its own. If you feel it is increasing, stop the movement at once.
Yet another yoga pose to get rid of sciatic pain. Rest your body on the ground with the elbows as the support. Open your mouth wide and then put your tongue out to exhale. Look straight and just concentrate with your tongue wide open. Sounds silly but it works.
Put an ice pack on your lower back for sometime to get quick relief from the pain, but it will give you immense results if you have a hot shower immediately after that. Hot baths can also increase your blood circulation.
Have timely back massages to get relieved of the pain sooner. Deep massages help to eliminate sciatic pain.
This treatment is not advisable to everyone but if the other ways are not giving you any help, you may turn to this. Thin needles are inserted into the body in this Chinese treatment which is done at the pressure points.
Take breaks at regular intervals because if you are not in motion, the pain will only get deeper and settle down.
Proper sleep is the best medication to various body problems. So is the case with the sciatic pain. Sleeping restores the body fluids and the sciatic pain can get away if the back is given the desired rest.