Michael Smith is a 38 year old male. Michael entered our clinic in Feb of 2014 and he stated his back and leg pain started in 2009. Before coming into our clinic he had years of treatment at a spinal rehab center which resulted in his pain getting a little better. Eventually in Jan 2014 his pain got worse; it was at that time that he decided to consult with the Illinois Back Institute (IBI).
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Sciatica pain can happen when you suffer from a problem with a compressed disc or a vertebra which is out of position. When you suffer from sciatica pain you may feel a burning sensation, or even tingling. Sometimes the pain can be severe and hinder you from going about your daily business. The pain can be isolated to a smaller area or it can travel down your leg, possibly all the way to your toes. When the pain comes on it can be hard to find a comfortable position and it can interfere with many areas of your life including work and sleep. Luckily, there are some things you can do to get relief from the pain. Here are some ideas to help you with natural treatment relief for sciatica back pain:
Your #10 Sciatica Stretch is the Calf Stretch. The sciatic nerve is about the width of one’s thumb and travels from the lower spine all the way to the foot. Sciatica pain can cause calf soreness or even numbness. The calf stretch can bring relief to pain that is present in the calf.
Individuals who suffer from recurring back pain associated with sciatica or similar conditions may need to consider making lifestyle changes that reduce the amount of stress and strain on the back. Modifying activities and learning new ways of doing things can help reduce pain and discomfort that comes from many daily tasks. Lower back pain relief can be achieved by making small changes in your lifestyle.
Your #8 Sciatica Stretch is the Hip Flexor Stretch. The hip flexor is made up of the psoas and illiacus muscles; collectively called the iliopsoas muscle. These muscles are attached to the pelvis and lumbar spine. Therefore, if these muscles are tight, it will alter posture and body mechanics. Prolong sitting will increase tightness in the hip flexor muscles. Therefore, it is important to increase flexibility of the iliopsoas muscle in order to decrease severity of low back pain and sciatica symptoms.
Your #8 Sciatica Stretch is the Hamstring Stretch. If your hamstrings are too tight, this will alter your body mechanics. To improve posture and body mechanics it is imperative that one has adequate hamstring flexibility.
Sciatica is one of the most common medical conditions, but "common" doesn't mean "easy to deal with." With proper treatment, you can lessen your pain and achieve a higher quality of life. Here is some helpful information courtesy of Illinois Back Institute.
This is part 2 of my story and journey to eliminating my back pain and sciatica and your back pain and sciatica. If you have not read the first installment you can find it here….. Sciatica Treatment! How to Treat Sciatica By Dr. Jeff
I recently wrote an article titled the best stretch for sciatic. In that article, I defined what I thought was the best stretch for sciatica. As many of you know I had severe back pain, pain down my legs, and at times I experienced a very difficult weakness in my legs. This was all the result of a really bad back problem (herniated disc) that I suffered with for over ten years. As a result of my condition and my persistence to solve my problem I developed a procedure to treat sciatica, Functional Disc Rehydration.