Are you suffering from Sciatica? Don’t lose heart there is naturopathy treatment available with a mindful, targeted yoga practice and diet regimen that can help you overcome the pain. Surgery is not the only option. Naturopathy gives a viable option.
Sciatica pain is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is actually a bundle of nerves at the base of the spine from where it branches off through the buttocks muscles to the deep muscles at the back of the thighs down the legs to the foot. The sciatic nerve are the longest nerve in the human body.
When pressure is put on the sciatic nerve, it can cause symptoms ranging from tingling and/or numbness to excruciating pain.
Sciatica generally flares up while bending over, running, sitting (especially driving) and during many other everyday movements, both active and passive.
Symptoms of Sciatica include:
A few other symptoms are:
Pain and a needles sensation down the outside of the calf muscle to the web space between the little and fourth toes.
Difficulty walking on your heels or on your toes.
Burning in the back of your thigh and calf down to your heel, with stiffness in your legs. (Note: In some cases this can signal a problem in the spine instead of the piriformis.)
Pain from sitting, accompanied by a tingling sensation at the back of your thigh. The pain may be relieved by standing, but you still experience numbness in all of your toes even when standing.
Buttock and sciatic pain from exercising or sitting for long periods of time, with or without sensations of numbness, weakness, or tingling. While the pain may appear during standing activities, it gets worse when you sit down.
For the treatment for sciatica pain, it is very important to know the cause of of the pain. A physiotherapy treatment for Piriformis Syndrome, may be the worst treatment for sciatica caused by a herniated disc.
No matter what the original cause of sciatica, muscle spasms and inflammation become part of the problem.
A diet rich in magnesium can help relieve muscle spasms.
Yogic asans help strengthen the back muscles and relax the piriformis muscle which reduces stiffness and pressure against the sciatic nerve. It progresses from simple foundational asanas to specific yoga poses which goes a long way to drastically reduces the pain.
Naturopathy has come out with a viable option with yoga, right diet and physiotherapy. A conservative care and prevention method is adopted to avoid surgery.
Heat/ice therapy serves as a first aid therapy, heat packs and ice packs helps reduce pain and inflammation at the source of the problem. Heat pack relaxes the contracted muscles and cold pack helps reduce inflammation and swelling. It helps calm the nerves and muscle pain.
Naturopathy and Physiotherapy
Naturopathy and physiotherapy use a wide range of treatment depending upon the type of sciatica. Physiotherapy and yogic exercise use soft tissue therapy and exercise that helps in joint mobilization which helps relieve pain and promotes proper motion of the joints.
Sciatica stretches prescribed by physiotherapists are very effective in reducing leg pain and bringing the pain to the centralized zone of lower back.
Lumbar Spine Traction and Decompression Therapy
Manual and instrument assisted traction therapy is very effective if other methods to alleviate pain is not effective. This a good alternative therapy as it helps to absorb the lumbar vertebrae and allow disc material to be re-absorbed into the outer disc material.
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