Getting rid of your sciatica pain is possible and sometimes it is not all that difficult to achieve pain relief. Sadly many people do not know what types of treatment are best for treating this pain and they may not know which type of medical care provider to see.
In this article I am going to give you a summary of steps that should be followed when you are suffering from sciatica pain.
First of all you need a proper diagnosis to determine what your problem is and what is causing your pain. Usually I would recommend that people consult their family Medical Doctor said that he may perform proper diagnostic studies such as x-rays, MRI studies and possibly even EMG and NCV studies. From there your doctor can recommend the proper type of care such as chiropractic treatment and spinal traction decompression therapy.
Until you get to your doctor usually it is recommended to self treat with either ice or heat. I do not recommend using an electric heating pad because there is the potential of getting burned. I would usually recommend using warm compresses. You can use the warm compresses for approximately 15 to 20 minutes but please be careful not to burn yourself. It is usually recommended that ice be applied for approximately 10 minutes. You can either use an ice bag or an ice pack or you could even use a plastic zip lock bag and just put some ice cubes in. Do not place the ice directly on your bare skin. You should place a towel over your back and then put an ice bag on top of the towel, so that the towel is between your body and the ice bag.
A good way of preventing ever getting sciatica is to keep your belly nice and tone and flat. You can do this by following a good nutritional diet. A good nutritional diet consist of lean proteins like meat, chicken and fish as well as lots of vegetables especially leafy green vegetables and cruciferous vegetables and nice fresh fruits.
Another thing is to pay close attention to what activities you might be performing that could possibly be causing or sciatica pain. Take into consideration if you were sitting in the same position all day long. Especially if you were sitting in a slumped over position. You could also be standing or walking in the slouched shoulder position and kind of bent forward leaning towards the ground. A good way to prevent sciatica pain is to make sure that your posture is good. Even when you're sleeping you do not want to sleep with your neck bent and jammed to one side. And please when you were talking on the phone use your hands to hold the phone or use an ear piece but never placed the phone between your head and shoulder and keep it there. Believe it or not this will cause an abnormal curve and torgue of your spine that could cause sciatica.
Also for the female population take off your high heeled shoes. Nothing is wrong with wearing a flat pair of sneakers or shoes. The high heels can actually cause a shortening and contraction of your lower leg muscles and this can cause muscular imbalances throughout the rest of your leg, pelvis and spine eventually leading to sciatica nerve root pain.
Finally always remember to lift with good and proper body mechanics. Also keeping good form in all types of physical activities goes a long way in preventing back and sciatica pain.
If you are suffering from back pain and sciatica pain call me for an initial consultation. In my office sciatica pain is treated each and every day.
I especially enjoyed treating people with difficult sciatica cases that have not gotten results with any other type of treatments. Because I get most of these patients pain free.
So if you suffer from excruciating sciatica pain and are looking for us as sciatica pain relief treatments.