If you have ever had sciatic pain, it really needs no description, that sharp shooting pain that can feel like an electric shock coming from the lower back, going down into the leg sometimes as far down as the toes. Sometimes it can feel like a numbness, or a warm sensation in the leg muscles, even a feeling of pins and needles in the buttocks/ leg.
No matter what type of pain is felt, one thing is for sure when sciatic pain strikes it will stop you in your tracks.
Typically sciatic pain affects only one side of the body. It most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine, narrowing of the spine ( spinal stenosis),
or when tight taut muscles in the lower back/ glutes compress the sciatic nerve causing inflammation, that sharp pain, even numbness in the leg.
The pain may start slowly and start to get worse at night, after standing or sitting for long periods, it can be felt after simply sneezing,coughing, after twisting or bending.
Yes the simplest sudden movement can trigger sciatic pain and can happen at any time without any warning. But when it does happen one strike things for sure that sharp pain will be felt.
The good news is that in most cases sciatica can be successfully treated without surgical intervention.
Nowadays we have some wonderful highly effective therapies available to help treat the condtion.
I use massage therapy combined with suction cupping when treating clients suffering with sciatica. The suction cupping really helps to soften the muscles in the lower back/ glutes,
helping to increase blood flow in the area, thus helping to reduce inflamation around the nerve itself.
Cupping therapy is a remarkable healing modality, results can many times be felt almost immediatley.
It is always advisable to have sciatica treated as early as possible in order to avoid the progression of symptoms.
There is clearly no need to continue suffering with sciatic pain , have it treated as soon as possible.
Please feel free to call me on 0862465163.
Joe Brady. www.joebrady.ie
People can start to feel better.