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The Astoundingly Simple Way to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

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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.

The Astoundingly Simple Way to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

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.

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4 comments

  1. I suffer everyday ,from back pain i take my medication only to still be miserable, want a solution to get my life back and not hurt everyday ,dont want to die, i want to live ,im the one that does not tolerate pain well !!,please help.

  2. Actually there is NO relief from the pain; it just needs to run its course. It can take a week to 4 weeks for the healing process to start. cold packs for 20 minutes gives about 4 hours relief from severe pain then apply again when the pain returns. Any movement such as bending or twisting can aggravate the pain. When sitting up straight or walking straight can eliminate pain. It’s a nerve so there is NO aspirin or Tylenol that will make the pain disappear. Not even magnesium will help make the pain disappear.

  3. Very great information about sciatic nerve pain. My cousin is suffering from sciatic pain. I will tell her to follow these methods. Thank you very much.

  4. Sciatic nerve pain is quite normal nowadays and a lot of people are suffering from it. This article has explained everything about it so amazingly and everybody should follow these method.