As you get older, the chances are you will begin to feel a bit more achy and have some additional pain in areas that you did not ever think of having pain. Some common spots are the hip, the lower back area, and some areas within your legs. There is not much you can do to fight Father Time. However, you can definitely prevent, or lower your chances, of getting these things with regular sciatica treatments.
- The sciatic nerve provides movement and feeling to the legs and runs from the lower spine, through the buttocks, to the lower limbs of the foot.
- The pain from the sciatic nerve can cause someone to spend the day in bed or to take ibuprofen for pain relief.
- Acupuncture is a good way to treat sciatica. It has also been used for other symptoms like relieving migraines, stress and to quit smoking.
- Other treatments include chiropractic adjustments, ice packs, treatments involving alternating temperatures, mild yoga stretches, massage, herbs and oils, and getting more sleep.
“Sciatica is a condition that can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the lower limbs, but it is often mistaken for lower back pain or even leg cramps.”
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