If you are someone who has dealt with the painful condition known as sciatica, you of all people understand the importance of finding a treatment plan that works well to help a person remain independent and mobile despite issues with health.
Sciatica pain can come on very suddenly, and at times it can even be downright debilitating. The good news with this is that there are a wide variety of treatment options available for bringing pain relief from sciatica,as mentioned in an informative post by Spine Health.
The goal of all sciatica treatment methods and plans is to bring immediate pain relief while also working to prevent future instances of pain and discomfort from occurring. While there are some treatment options that involve medication and invasive procedures, there are plenty of all natural methods that can be used to treat sciatica pain.
Surprisingly enough, many sciatica patients find that implementing a regimen of light exercise actually really works to bring pain relief and increase quality of life, more so than mere bed rest can provide. This makes sense on several levels. It turns out that inactivity after a sciatica flare up actually makes the discomfort even more severe, so doing some light stretches and cardio workouts can actually be very beneficial during this time. Of course, you can take a day to rest, but try to stay active at least three or four days a week, since movement increases circulation in the body and reduces pressure on the sciatic nerve.Some exercises that have been found to be beneficial include ones that work to strengthen the core abdominal muscles.
If you experience sciatica flare ups on a somewhat regular basis, it may benefit you to also start seeing a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractic care has been shown to bring pain relief and increase mobility in patients who struggle with sciatica pain. A licensed doctor of chiropractic can also provide some excellent recommendations about which exercises you should be performing in between sessions in order to get the most out of your treatment. If you are ready to start receving pain relief on your terms, you can walk in to your nearest The Joint clinic, without even making an appointment, for a consultation with a licensed chiropractor. From here, you and your chirorpactor can begin to work on a personalized treatment plan that will work the best for your health needs.
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