For individuals who struggle with sciatic nerve pain, the pain may be a dull ache that causes minor discomfort or severe, sharp, and debilitating pain. Sciatica is a form of low back pain, and the first stage of addressing this pain is conservative treatments and therapies. Our highly skilled chiropractors in Orlando offer comprehensive, individualized sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain treatment that addresses your needs.
Here, Roach Family Wellness discusses how to ease your sciatic nerve pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and to learn more about our pain treatments.
Visit Your Orlando Chiropractor
If you have back pain that radiates down your legs, you may suffer from sciatica pain. Sciatica is often the result of an injury of a disc in your spinal column, particularly where the disc presses on nearby nerves, often causing debilitating pain and discomfort. A trusted chiropractor, such as those at Roach Family Wellness, can provide natural, effective relief from sciatica pain with our individualized chiropractic treatments. We can provide spinal decompression, chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, rehabilitation, braces, and supplementation treatments. Contact us today to learn more.
Alternate Hot & Cold Packs
In addition to our chiropractic treatments, you can help relieve sciatic and back pain with care at home. Hot and cold therapies are often effective for relieving sciatica pain. Heat speeds up natural blood flow in the body, while cold can relieve inflammation and quicken the natural healing process in the body. Because sciatic pain and lower-back conditions often produce significant muscle spasms, using hot and cold compresses or packs can help reduce pain. You can apply an ice pack to your lower back for 15 minutes every hour and then apply a hot pack for 15 minutes every few hours. Whether you choose hot or cold compresses or packs or both, use a barrier between your skin and the pack or compress, such as a towel or cloth.
Practice Good Posture
Improper posture can significantly exacerbate or worsen sciatica symptoms and related pain and discomfort. If your natural posture is a hunched-over position with your shoulders rounded and your back curved into itself, it can move your body’s weight to rest on an already stressed spine. This increase in pressure and uneven distribution of weight puts too much pressure on specific joints, which can cause your muscles to work harder than usual to effectively support your spine. Maintaining a neutral posture can help relieve pressure only on our joints and muscles, reduce pressure on joints, and stabilize the spinal column. If you have sciatic back pain, you should also avoid sitting in the same position for too long and having poor or unnatural posture when sitting, as these can contribute to your back issues and pain.