Natural Health Treatments for Sciatica
Help Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain
Did you know that there are alternatives to using drugs for sciatica pain treatment? The Riverside Natural Health Centre in Nottingham offer 4 Natural Health Treatments for Sciatica nerve pain. Sciatic pain, or sciatica is caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back. The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body. It runs from the lower back (spine), down both legs all the way to your feet. Although natural health treatments for sciatica depend on the underlying cause and the severity of the pain, natural health therapies can often help ease sciatica nerve pain.
Acupuncture can help reduce pain from sciatica by relaxing muscle tension and increasing blood flow to the muscles. The theory behind using acupuncture is that pain is thought to result from imbalances or blockages of the flow of qi. Placing fine needles in certain points of the body produces an effect by stimulating the central nervous system. This, in turn, can trigger the release of chemicals that either alter the experience of pain.
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Using positional release, soft tissue massage alongside ultrasound or electrotherapy as well as home and assisted exercises can reduce sciatica. Acute stage sciatica, you would be hoping to achieve noticeable improvement in 1 – 3 treatments. Chronic sciatica noticeable improvement approximately in 4 – 8 treatments or could be more depending on the length of time that the problem has existed. This is only a guideline indication.
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The sciatic reflex on the feet is a band that runs horizontally across the middle of the heel. The muscles that surround the sciatic nerve may not be properly balanced with the right amount of tension. Sciatica can be caused by too much tension in the muscles. Working the full surface of the heel as well as the surrounding areas is very important in trying to bring the sciatic nerve into balance. Working the reflexes for the sciatic nerve and lower body can be difficult for someone to do on themselves.
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