How to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

How to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

What is the Sciatic Nerve?

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It begins in the lower back where it joins with several “branches” of nerves, forming one large nerve that runs all the way down through your buttocks to your feet.

The most common sciatica symptoms include:

1)Strong, sometimes shooting pains in the limbs and lower back — pain can start in the back and 2)work its way down the buttocks and thighs
3)Numbness and tingling in the limbs
4)Trouble moving or exercising
5)Feeling stiff and unable to flex the feet
6)Pain when sleeping
7)Throbbing and inflammation around the thighs or lower back when sitting or standing for a period of time

3 Ways to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

1)Yoga and Stretching

Moving in certain ways can aggravate sciatic pain, but in some cases it can actually help relieve the pain. Yoga is safe and effective for people with sciatic nerve pain. Some of the most important movements for preventing sciatic pain target the back, building strength and relaxing stiff areas. Exercises to prevent lower back pain and strengthen the core are even used in rehabilitation settings for sciatic nerve patients following surgery.

2)Downward-Facing Dog

Tight hamstrings combined with a weak core and back is a recipe for sciatica aggravation. Downward dog stretches the hamstrings and engages the stability muscles of the core and lower back, which can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve.
a.Begin on the floor with your knees directly under your hips and your hands slightly ahead of your shoulders.
b.Turn your toes under, spread your fingertips, exhale, and raise your knees off the floor.
c.Lengthen your tailbone to the sky, letting your gaze fall between your arms.
d.Gently work toward touching your heels to the ground. Don’t worry if it takes a while to develop enough hamstring flexibility to do this.
e.Hold this pose for one to three minutes.

3)Aptoco Compression Brace for Hip.

The special design of Compression Brace for Hip helps with the faster recovery from any kind of groin, quad, hip, sciatica, hamstring injury. It increases blood flow and reduces recovery time by providing a soothing compression relief to the pain overall.