Sciatica is a debilitating and painful condition that makes you feel both, physically and mentally exhausting. The severe pain makes simple activities like walking across the room, or sitting down and standing up be extremely hard to do.
This can greatly affect one’s spirit and life in general.
Although causes and variations of sciatica are several in number, this medical condition is overall referred to as back pain.
t starts from the lower spine area, goes down the buttocks, and extends all the way down the leg(s). Sciatica is generally called as sciatic nerve pain since it originates from the pressure, irritation, and/or pinching of few nerves that expand from the spinal cord to the sciatic nerves.
Once the area around the nerves in the spine and lower back becomes extremely inflamed, it causes severe, radiating pain that goes along the affected sciatic nerves. The range of the pain intensity can be from manageable and moderate to intolerable and severe, and it even get a lot worse. Sciatica sufferers report that coughing, sneezing, sudden movement like sitting down or getting up too fast, and other things that cause pressure and strain on the area can cause sudden flare up of the pain.
Sciatica is treated with a combination of medicine and lifestyle changes. The doctors recommend NSAIDs such as Aleve, to help their patients deal with the pain and discomfort by lowering the inflammation and swelling in the lower back. To prevent future flare ups, these people should try to stay active and strengthen their core. One of the best ways to keep the body in shape is yoga, and stretches.
Also, people with sciatica should limit the activities that put much stress on their lower back. They should definitely avoid folding forward or bending. Brett Larkin from the CureJoy video below, explains all this and more about sciatic nerve pain, and gives some great advices on how to do gentle stretches and yoga that will help you in the recovery process. The video is quite short and straight to the point, and you will surely learn something new about sciatica, as Larkin knows what’s she’s saying.
We hope that her advices will help you relieve from your sciatic nerve pain, and will improve your overall health and well-being.