What May Worsen Sciatica
People who suffer from this issue should not sit for extended periods of time as this can worsen this condition. On the other hand, going to bed and lying flat on your back can provide instant relief. In whatever you do, avoid curling up or assuming the fetal position, as this could make the symptoms worse. Other things to avoid include lifting incorrectly and straining your back in the process. Bad exercises could injure your spine, poor posture that compacts your frame and exerts more pressure on the sciatic nerve, and sleeping on the belly can all exacerbate the problem.
How to treat Sciatica
A chiropractor will often apply chiropractic adjustment, which attempts to realign your spine and bring quick relief once it takes the pressure off your nerves. Upon releasing the tension, the body re-embarks on a journey toward self-healing.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
While adjustments are the most commonly used, chiropractors have a range of other treatment options at their disposal, and they would not hesitate to use them where a chiropractic adjustment might not be a good fit. For instance, another treatment option that may apply include ultrasound, particularly a TENS device (Transcutaneus Electrical Nerve Stimulation). Apparently, ultrasound works by warming the affected area and increasing circulation, thereby reducing the swelling and minimizing muscle tension. By use of a mild electric current, a TENS device relaxes muscle spasms and increases endorphins, thus bringing the much-needed relief.
In some cases, sciatica corrects itself, perhaps recurring only a few times. At other times, the condition may require the intervention of a chiropractor who may recommend the use of exercise to strengthen back muscles to prevent re-occurrence. Some of the exercises may include reclining pigeon pose, forward pigeon pose, sitting pigeon pose, and sitting spinal stretch among others. Other activities for individuals with sciatica include low lunge, frog pose, and standing hamstring stretch.
Ice Therapy/ Cold Therapy
The chiropractor may also provide relief by using ice therapy, which reduces inflammation.
If you suffer from sciatica related pain we can help you on the road to recovery, relief, and complete healing. Don’t wait to address your symptoms as this can lengthen the healing process.
If you are having any of the medical issues described above, schedule an appointment online with Multi Care Medical in Pembroke Pines, Fl or call us at (954) 441-7246. We are located at 11270 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026