Sciatica Action Plan

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The term “sciatica” typically refers to a sharp or steady pain that radiates up and down the back of the leg (i.e., through the hamstring), or “sciatic nerve.”

pinched nervePain also can occur in the lower back, buttocks, and feet.

This pain has also been described as a burning, tingling, or traveling, either on one side of the body or both sides at the same time.

Sometimes, lower back pain is experienced, as well. Most back-pain sufferers and even many medical doctors incorrectly consider sciatica a medical condition.

In reality, sciatica isn’t a condition itself, but rather a symptom of another underlying condition–like a herniated disc, piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, or another back problem.

Therefore, it is important to find out just what is causing the condition before you can effectively treat it.

Most of the underlying causes of sciatica mentioned above are caused by muscle imbalances that have been getting worse over time.

Other problems with your body, mind (e.g., stress), and/or diet all can contribute by making what would otherwise be a low level of pain much worse.

Traditional treatments for sciatica include cortisone injections, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and applying hot packs.

However, these treatments address only the symptoms, not the underlying cause or any muscle imbalances.

While there are short-term treatments that provide relief, it’s important to understand that a long-term sciatica treatment program may require two or more different types of treatment, including far infrared heat, Muscle Balance Therapy, trigger point therapy, Inversion therapy (to improve blood flow and reduce pressure on the nerves), and changes to your diet.

Temporary Pain Relief — Action Plan

Read about all the elements of a successful temporary pain relief action plan

These are the three you should begin today, in order of importance

  1. Far infrared heat therapy

  2. Pain-relief cream

  3. Natural anti-inflammatory (e.g., proteolytic enzyme supplements)

Long-Term Relief — Action Plan

  1. Muscle-Balance Therapy

  2. Trigger-point therapy

  3. Inversion therapy

  4. Emotional troubleshooting

  5. Dietary adjustments

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  1. dorothy livett says

    Hello, I had a laminectomy 20 years ago. In the last few months I have had needles in my back to help relieve the pain but in fact the pain has changed and I think it is worse. Kind regards, Dorothy Livett

    • Steve says

      Dorothy, Please understand that even with the Laminectomy 20 years ago you can still work to improve the function and stability of your spine, the first step we suggest is that you educate your self on your options and to do that we have written a new book called The 7 Day Back Pain Cure, it is free but we you pay a small shipping fee, you can click on this link to order the book
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      steve

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