Sciatica, pain that starts in the lower spine and travels down the pelvis and legs, is a common pain complaint. It is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve, which can worsen during pregnancy, when sleeping on a low-quality mattress, after sitting for long periods of time, or during periods of inactivity. While a doctor can prescribe different medicines to relieve sciatica pain such as muscle relaxants, pain medication, antidepressants, or steroids, there are several other natural or alternative solutions that often help people manage their pain.
There are several different types of sciatica massage therapies that can help reduce pain by soothing your muscles and releasing pressure on the sciatic nerve. Common massages used include a deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, myofascial release, and neuromuscular massage.
Acupuncture, specifically warming acupuncture, can be an effective way to relieve sciatica pain. This treatment type works by placing … Read more