NEW Back Pain and Sciatica Study
Reveals the 3 Most Effective
Sciatica Pain Relief Treatments
Last Updated: August 2016
Sciatica is something that affects many people around the world at some point in their lives. Struggling with sciatic pain can physically and emotionally drain you to the point you really don't know what to do. If this sounds like what you are going through then this short but powerful information is a must read.
This sciatica pain relief information is helping people all over the world to get lasting relief from sciatic nerve pain. Unfortunately most of the information provided by your Doctor and other health professionals about your sciatica is now considered INEFFECTIVE & OUT-DATED.
For a long time, unfortunately too long, there were only limited treatment options available for people just like you. Most of these treatments, including medications, were ineffective, expensive and just did NOT work...
Why Are Today's Popular Sciatica Pain Relief Treatments Ineffective?
I have been treating back pain now for 21 years and in that time I came to the realisation that the majority of health professionals like me were not treating the underlying causes. For example manipulating the spine is a symptomatic treatment, hence most people will keep returning to their manual therapist over and over again.
If you really want to get effective back pain and sciatica pain relief you must deal with the real CAUSE of your sciatica. Taking medication or using other forms of pain relief will ONLY mask the pain but does not deal with the source.
The 4 Main Causes of Sciatic Pain
I will name them in order of the most common or likely reason of your sciatica from my clinical experience...
1) Piriformis Syndrome (tightness of the Piriformis muscle)
2) Disc Conditions
- Disc Bulging (the disc is intact but mis-shapen)
- Disc prolapse (the disc has ruptured and leaks into space were nerve runs)
3) Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal)
Most people with sciatic pain will not have been diagnosed with a physical problem. Scans etc. are inconclusive as to the reason of pain. I see patients like this in my Clinic each day. From further assessment the majority have muscle imbalances, something that scans can not detect. Thus treatments do not provide effective sciatica pain relief.
So What Are the 3 Most Effective Treatments to Get Relief from Sciatic Pain
Before I will discuss these 3 treatments, first it is important to mention that if you have severe or ongoing flare-ups of your sciatic nerve pain, it may be advised to seek direct professional help to prevent worsening of your condition.
But for most sciatica pain relief home treatments and regular exercise will go a long way to relieving the pain...
Trigger Point Therapy
Unlike other information you may have read or heard I will NOT start with muscle imbalance corrective exercises. I work first on releasing trigger points in the affected muscles or myofascial release as it also known as. This has 2 reasons for me, on the one hand first to relieve pain but on the other hand when these trigger points are active muscle imbalance exercise will NOT be effective...
As the Myofascial release techniques will help to reduce pain and restore normal muscle length, thus stretching tight muscles will be less painful and much more effective.
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Correcting Muscle Imbalances
Once the trigger points in the muscles have been released it is time to start an muscle imbalance program to get sciatica pain relief. The majority of sciatica pain conditions can easily be treated with simple exercises, which can be done at home. These exercises target specific muscle to help to spine to restore it's normal curvature and thus relieving excess stresses and pressures applied on various structures, causing the sciatica,
So in most cases there is no need for tools or equipment, but in some cases it can be very helpful...
Inversion Therapy Table
This is a table you lye on which can be set a various angles, but such that you are in an inverted position. Gravity causes constant pressure on the discs for example, which in turn can lead to a bulging, thus pinching the nerve. Being inverted helps to elongate the spine, or decompresses the spine, reducing the pressure on the affected nerve and with it the pain & tingling.
It is also very good as part of a long term preventative approach to maintain the normal length, curvature and better height & health of the discs. Find out more about inversion therapy...
It is time to take control of your sciatica...
If you found this article informative you should request a free copy of my 'Back Pain Truths' guide. In it you will find more information about the 3 'pillars' of treatment I have developed for effective back pain & sciatica pain relief, as well as dozens of other tips that you can begin using right away.
Why continue to struggle with sciatica? You deserve to be pain free, and you must not sit around and wait for your body to fix itself, I am giving you the tools, now all that you have to do is take action...