Sciatica pain is pain is usually on one side of your back that goes into your buttock and into your leg and down into your lower leg area below your knee.
You can get sciatica from lifting heavy objects, car accidents, work accidents, gardening, playing sports or even by brushing your teeth and twisting the wrong way.
You should always see your Family Doctor or Family Chiropractor if you experience any type of back pain or sciatic nerve pain for an appropriate evaluation and treatment program.
Here is my Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Treatment Protocol that I have many of my patients perform at home.
But please do not attempt these exercises until you have been properly evaluated by your Family Doctor or Family Chiropractor and they tell you that you can do these exercises.
1. To decrease the inflammtion of the Sciatic nerve you should lay on your side with your painful side up; then palce a pillow between your knees and place an ice pack on the painful area for 10 to 15 minutes. You can do this 2 to 3 times a day. Just make sure that you wait 2 hours between each ice therapy session.
2. Lay on your back and gently and slowly bring one knee to your chest and gently hold it there for 20 seconds and then repeat this with the other leg. You can do this exercise a total of 3 times per leg.
This exercise should feel really good and not hurt at all so if it does hurt immediately stop this exercise.
3. Lay on your back and slowly and gently bring both knees to your chest at the same time and hold them to your chest for 20 seconds. Perform this exercise a total of three times.
Remember this should feel good but if it hurts stop the exercise immediately.
4. Lay on your back and bring one leg up with the knee pointing straight up towards the ceiling. Hold the knee up by holding the back of your leg with a long
bath towel and gently straighten and extend your leg. Then bring your foot down. You can repeat this maneuver 8 to 10 times with both legs.
For Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief call Dr. Kenny at 215-332-4770