The purpose when it comes to sciatica pain treatment is to relieve pressure surrounding the sciatic nerve. Over the years sciatica pain can get worse due to inactivity and lack of muscle movement. Sciatica pain treatments can help to minimize the pain felt by sciatic nerve pressure. There are great sciatica pain treatment routines available and include, light exercises, stretches, and OTC medicine.
Rocking knees exercises. These types of exercises help to relieve pressure from muscle clenching. This gives better circulation around tissue and will diminish inflammation. Do these at a slow and “comfortable” pace, it should be very relaxing, as opposed to taxing, on the body. Gently rock back and forth as if coaxing a baby to sleep.
Spinal rolling exercises help to dissipate any rigidity you may have in your lower back. Do this very briefly taking care not to overdo it.
Sciatica stretches are designed for your sciatic nerve pain and you are encouraged to perform these as a first measure. Try these before moving on to more advanced routines. I’ve outlined a few good stretches here that you should take a look at.
Advanced pain treatments
Sciatica tennis ball treatment: using a pair of tennis balls, gently massage the facet joints of the lower back spine. Please refer to the picture to get a better idea of how to perform this treatment.
Floor twists: these are great at stretching the nerve roots down the side of the lumbar spine. You should focus on getting your leg as straight as possible at the knee, hold the center of your foot. Repeat for the other leg.
As always use caution when implementing any one of these sciatica pain treatments. Although, stretching and exercise can certainly help to alleviate some of the pain felt from sciatica, it is not a permanent solution. Those looking for a permanent solution without the need for risky or expensive surgery than I highly recommend Sciatica SOS.
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I use the tennis ball It really helps. I just sit on it to relieve my pain. I am a kidney transplant. I also do some exercise. Its not fun to have such awful pain with sciatica.
The tennis ball technique is really great Elaine I’m glad it has worked out for you!
I used the tennis ball to relieve the pain but im still feeling it a bit ive been to physio twice , but damn i sit down at work then the pain comes back
It’s important to not sit for long periods either. In addition to the tennis ball technique try to take some brisk walks and be active overall. Consistency is key!
Thank-you for the information, my pain is so debilitating my only relief was short interval of stretching; tennis ball, size by side and chair great moves.
Gentle and consistency with stretching brings so relief.
Sciatica so bad my toes go numb. Work in an environment were I am on concrete all day, walking and standing most of a 10 hour day 5x week. What has helped you.
Hi, Roger I’m sorry to hear about your troubles with sciatica. While I personally have never experienced toe numbness I would advise you have a look at some of the stretches I’ve posted. They can be done a few days out of the week to help bring some pain relief, you can find them here Best of luck!