Sciatic is a term which describes pain that starts in the lower back and spreads to your thighs, legs andbuttocks. The pain is initiated by compressed nerve in the lower back that leads to weakness and numbness in the legs.
Lumber disc herniation is the most often case of sciatica. A mechanical stress is causing the tearing in the layers of the disc and initiates the inner substance to herniate. This happens at the weakest points of the disc, in the area where the nerve root exits from the spinal canal.
How to Treat Sciatica?
Chiropractic Care & Physiotherapy
The physiotherapists and chiropractors help in the treating sciatica, by promoting proper motion whichrelieves the pain. You can try ultrasound and other modalities, electrotherapy, joint mobilization, exercises, manipulation and soft tissue therapies. Consult with physiotherapist and chiropractor in order to learn which treatments are good for you.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture may significantly reduce the sciatica symptoms. Tiny needles are put in the sink at specific points alongside the meridian channels. The needles are causing micro-trauma to the muscles and that leads to the release of endorphin. The endorphin is calming the nerves and relives the muscle pain.
Applying a heat packs or ice packs reduces the inflammation and pain successfully. The heat is helping you to loosen up the muscles and the ice is reducing the swelling and inflammation.
Physiotherapists and chiropractors recommend these exercises for reducing leg pain. Consult some physiotherapist or chiropractor before you begin doing them.
Decompression and Lumbar Spine Traction Therapy
If your pain doesn’t go away, then you should try this method. Actually, this is a traction therapy that is spreading the lumber vertebrae and allowing the disc material to re-absorb in the outer disc material.