The spine is an amazing structure but when issues like Sciatica arise, the body gets irritated and the pain is a major distraction and annoyance. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and its roots emerge from the spinal column in the lumbar region and travel all the way to the foot. This is why, managing sciatica means improving the health of your back (spine).
Here are 3 quick helpful tips to reduce Sciatica symptoms:
1. Put an icepack at the small of your back for 20 min. This will help in inflammation management and reduce pain.
2. Stretch. Hamstring runners stretch is a good start. In addition, yoga poses like the downward dog has been known to help.
3. Go for walk. Movement is great for the spine and helps reduce irritation of nerves.
4. Consult a Chiropractor that can investigate this further. Chiropractors are spine practitioners that are well educated to help with Sciatica.