Sciatic nerve pain, aka Sciatica, can be excruciating. The burning pain and tingling moving from the hip down through the leg can be so bad sometimes that you’ll try about anything to feel better.
Before I forget, I encourage you to also read 16 Natural Health Tips For Life’s Little Ailments and then 12 Natural Allergy Remedies Not a Lot of People Know. They might be super helpful for your family.
What is Sciatic Nerve Pain?
“Pain that radiates from your lower (lumbar) spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica. You might feel the discomfort almost anywhere along the nerve pathway, but it’s especially likely to follow a path from your low back to your buttock and the back of your thigh and calf.” – Mayo Clinic
If you sit a lot or you have a job where you have to bend and twist every day, you’re at risk. Your risk for sciatica also increases if you are diabetic or overweight.
Back pain is so prevalent in the United States. In fact, more than 1 in 3 adults say that back pain impacts their lives every day and every night.
Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain With a Tennis Ball
Yes. A tennis ball. According to Spine-Health, this is how to do it.
“Place the ball under your back, buttock, or upper thigh while you lie on the floor and gently move around to find sore muscle groups. Once you find a tender spot, you can focus and press there, but not too hard. Do not roll the ball directly over your spine. And stop right away if you feel any sharp or sudden pain.”
Have you tried heat and ice for your sciatic nerve pain?
It doesn’t matter which you use first, ice or heat. Whichever you choose, you should alternate between the two every 20 minutes or so.
Have you tried massage therapy?
Try to set up an appointment with a massage therapist. They are so talented at finding and working on the sore places.
Be sure you tell her (or him) that you are having pain and where it’s located. That will help them do a better job without hurting you.
Certain forms of massage therapy have been shown to have a number of benefits for back pain, including increased blood circulation, muscle relaxation, and release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain relievers).
Are you sick and tired of back pain?
What kinds of things do you do to prevent it from happening or relieve it once it’s hit you? One of the best things I ever did for backache was to go to a sensory deprivation float tank.
It was a relief like I’d never known and it was a true stress reducer as well. If you’re interested, maybe I’ll write more on that subject another time. It’s a very cool experience for anyone, but especially for those with some kind of chronic body pain.