The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, and when you've experienced pain from your lower back down through your leg, Sciatica pain can subside on its own within two months, there may be ways to alleviate the pain sooner. While it may seem like exercise will only make the problem worse, in fact the Mayo Clinic recommends low-impact exercise, like water aerobics or stationary bike riding, as a way of releasing the endorphin's which act as natural painkillers. Another way of releasing those endorphins is massage. Massage is a very effective method to use to rid Sciatica pain and get back to normal activities sooner! It will take more then one treatment to alleviate Sciatica pain however you will notice the difference after each treatment. Soon you will be back to a pain free life style!
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body that starts in the lower back and runs down both legs. Sciatica pain occurs as the result of a spine or disc condition that compresses part of the nerve, causing inflammation, extreme pain and even numbness from the low back down throughout the leg. The most common symptoms of sciatica pain include weakness, numbness and tingling in the low back that radiates down the side of one of your legs. The pain is rarely experienced in both legs and it’s described as a sharp, shooting type of pain!
While many people seek relief from sciatica pain symptoms as described above, many may actually be suffering more from a muscular issue, rather than a true sciatic nerve condition. In my experience, the muscular condition of piriformis syndrome is often more common in people, but may not always be accurately detected, as it can compress the sciatic nerve and imitate pain similar to sciatica.
“I see clients with sciatica-like symptoms frequently in my practice”, But, from a muscular standard it’s usually more of a piriformis muscle issue than true sciatica. The piriformis muscle is one of our deep lateral hip rotators that extend into the glute area. It can get inflamed, contracted and can compress the sciatic nerve as well. When this happens, it mimics the sciatica condition, which people are more commonly aware of. So, a lot of people may come in saying they have sciatica, but in reality more times than not it’s piriformis syndrome.”
However a few sessions are recommended to get the pain under control and back to doing the things you love with no pain!When you have this issue do not wait it will not go away on its own! Schedule an appointment for Deep tissue is highly recommend.