You’ve been sitting at your desk all morning or maybe you’ve just been relaxing in your seat at the movie theatre for the past two hours. You stand up and start walking and suddenly there’s a burning pain in the small of your back, radiating down your buttock and the back of your thigh. It goes away while you rest, but it’s just waiting for you to start moving and then—there it is again. You may be suffering from sciatica.
Sciatica is, essentially, an inflammation or pinching of the sciatic nerve in your lower back. There are several causes of sciatic pain and it’s important to get a proper medical diagnosis because some, like herniated discs, require careful medical treatment. Most sciatica, however, resolves on its own with time and rest. There are a few things you can do to help with the pain, speed the healing, and prevent future episodes. Stretching and exercise is one way, but always consult with your doctor first.
Four simple exercises to increase flexibility and reduce sciatic pain:
Be mindful of your body while doing these exercises. Pushing too hard could exacerbate your pain rather than fix it. If at any time you experience increased pain, numbness, or weakness, stop immediately and consult your healthcare professional.
Another great way to ease the pain of sciatica is with a professional massage. Massage therapy using acupressure points can relax tense muscles, increase blood and oxygen flow, and help your body to heal itself more efficiently.
The massage therapists at Easy Cozy Wellness in Abbotsford, BC, are highly trained and experienced in treating sciatic pain through massage and acupressure. Book your appointment for acupressure massage today and let the Easy Cozy Wellness team help you on your way to sciatic pain relief.
Easy Cozy focus on Acupressure (Body) Massage and Reflexology (Foot) Massage which are good for both males and females within any age range.