Have you ever felt the difficulty in lying down, in properly sitting or standing because of an excruciating pain in the leg? There are greater chances that it is sciatica pain as in it pain is felt in the largest nerve of the body being specifically felt behind the thigh and towards the knee. Check for yourself, that if below symptoms you are facing then it is surely sciatica pain:
- Chronic lower back pain
- Burning or tingling towards the leg
- Weakness or numbness in moving the leg
- Continuous pain in one side of the rear
- Alarming pain that is making the legs stiff to even sit properly
- A shooting pain that is making difficult to even stand up
- Chronic hip pain
Travelling along the sciatic nerve, when certain nerves get pinched, intense pain is developed in the entire legs that make it difficult for any further movement. Sciatica pain is normally said to be as a repetitive pain which is completely intolerable and makes the normal routinely chores very difficult to perform.
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Yoga and stretching
For chronic pain relief, the specialist recommends stretching by lengthening the spine while developing a good posture that will altogether reduce the stiffness and inflammation to a greater extent. However, certain hard exercises must be avoided that would instead of curing the pain, will aggravate it and make it completely worse.
The non surgical approaches like rolfing and massage therapy are the two treatment measures that assist in opening up the muscles, tissues and channels which result in the improvement of blood flow and treat the chronic pain that is being faced. Massage therapy is said to be very beneficial in sciatica pain as it is directly associated in calming the back pain thereby releasing the healthy endorphins that act as great pain relievers.
Avoid sitting or standing constantly for hours as this would cause chronic sciatic pain. The best treatment that is advised to control the pain is to keep moving. Or in other words perform the same type of work in a specific position for long hours.
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from chronic sciatica pain or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.