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How To Deal With Chronic Back Pain

How To Deal With Chronic Back Pain

Sciatica is one of many common forms of back trouble. It may result from any abnormal pressure on any part of the sciatic nerve which runs down the legs from its roots in the lower back. Such pressure usually arises in the spine itself from a slipped disc. The pain start suddenly after lifting something heavy or straightening up after bending. Sometimes the onset is more gradual and follows a series of worsening attacks in which there is no apparent cause. The intolerable and throbbing pain of sciatica is usually compared to a toothache.

Those who suffer from sciatica pain or any chronic back pain may try these eight treatments.

1. Yoga

– Regular yoga exercises may help reduce the sciatica pain. Gentle yoga exercises like stretching and meditation improve flexibility, muscle strength and better mobility.

2. Alternate Ice and Heat

– It is said that applying alternation ice with heat on the affected area would not lessen the sciatica inflammation. However, physical therapists recommend this type of method because it can give alternate stimuli to the affected area to lessen the agonizing discomfort.

3. Spinal Manipulation

– The researchers found out that spinal manipulation activates the nervous system to naturally treat the affected are through reducing the inflammation and bringing back the normal mobility of the body.

4. Trigger Point Massage Therapy

– This is done by applying direct pressure to the piriformis muscle in the gluteal region of the lower limb. Piriformis muscles lies in the right top of the sciatic nerve.

– Trigger point massage therapy alleviate the compression causing numbness, tingling and aching down the affected leg.

5. Medicinal Herbs

– The healing herbs act as a natural anti-inflammatory of the body.

6. Warming Acupuncture Therapy

– Some sciatica patients undergo warming acupuncture therapy (with the use of heated needles). After few days, these patients stated varying levels of relief in their affected leg.

7. Natural Oils and Ointments

It was proven that using natural oils and ointments can ease the pain.

8. Physiotherapy 

– Physiotherapy exercises can help increase the blood flow to the affected nerve and area. Examples of these physical exercises are walking, stretching, swimming, jogging, leaping, hopping and many others. These exercises will strengthen the nerves and muscles, improve flexibility, stabilize the spine and lessen the inflammation.

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