The sciatic nerve brings along probably one of the largest pains the body can experience. It is the biggest nerve within the body, starting from the lower back and continuing all the way down the behind and to the arch of the foot.
Many people have, unfortunately, experienced this pain, due to certain stimulation or irritation of the nerve.
Medical experts suggest that this is not an actual disease but mainly a condition that requires appropriate treatment.
As a result of inflamed sciatic nerve, the body can also suffer other issues such as herniated disc, degenerative disc disease or a spinal canal tightening.
Most of this pain and discomfort is located in the lower back, the behind, the back of the thigh and/or calf, as well as on the foot arch and the heel.
In cases of sciatic nerve inflammation, a sensation of weakness, numbness and agitating pressure can To treat this pain, there are several things you can do:
Massage Your Neck:
Props: a yoga brick or a firm sponge and a tennis ball.
Begin by facing a wall. Use the yoga brick and tennis ball with each hand. Stand at 80cm from the wall.
First, elongate the left leg back and lean forward with the body, while holding onto the cube against the wall. At the same time, position the ball right under the curve of your neck.
Hold this position for ten seconds. Switch up legs and repeat this process five times.
Massage Your Back:
First, begin standing with your back to the wall. The ball should be placed between the wall and the upper right shoulder. You can also adjust it so it is closer to the painful area.
Engage into circular movements and let the ball give you a proper massage.
Neck and Chest Massage and Stretch:
Lock your hands behind the back and lift the head in a slow once so the neck can stretch well. At the same time, don’t forget to activate the core and to keep the back flat and upright.
Stay in this position for half a minute.
Relieve sciatic nerve pain:
Start by lying flat on your back on the ground. Place the ball exactly at the source of the pain.
Start using circular motion to encourage a ball massage. Make sure to hit the painful spot so the massage is effective.
Proceed with the treatment for ten seconds, then take a break and do it again.