Sciatic pain can be a debilitating condition, and can interfere with everything you do. Pain relief massage helps you get your life back!
If you suffer from sciatic pain, understand that you can resolve this common issue without surgery. Sciatica has a distinctive pattern of traveling pain from the low back, through the hip and leg. Sometimes the pain reaches as far as the bottom of the foot. Additionally, sciatic is extremely painful.
Erin Stebbins, LMT, CES, COMT is a pain relief specialist, and the owner of True Balance Pain Relief Clinic in Denver. She helps people relieve their sciatic pain since 2010. She will help you find the relief you need.
Sciatica is commonly a chronic condition. For example, a combination of postural imbalances, repetitive movements, and sedentary lifestyles. Sometimes an pinch in the low back causes sciatic symptoms. What we notice is that it is more commonly a musculoskeletal imbalance, with chronic inflammation. Understandably, that is what we effectively treat in the office, and what we’ll cover in this post.
First, Surgery is often presented to patients exhibiting these symptoms. Experts agree that it’s not the only option. Clearly, if your symptoms are in the beginning phases of the disorder. Additionally, sitting affects this condition.
Here in the clinic, we address the source of your pain with orthopedic assessments. We discover whether bodywork and massage are the best option. We also discuss if you may need something more intensive. It is important to discuss with your doctor your best options.
If you are ready to try noninvasive methods to relieve your sciatic pain, bodywork and massage are an excellent place to start.
We address your pain patterns and dysfunctional movements that may be exacerbating your pain, as well as muscle imbalances that contribute. Often we find that core instability, inactive gluteal, or hip, muscles, and inactivity are the main culprits. Addtionally, we address muscle activation. The therapists help you to strengthen muscles that are under-working. Consequently, this supports your body to stay pain free for longer.
Gently stretching your hamstrings and glutes helps to relieve this pain. Secondly, it addresses the main source of your pain. Ice often works wonders for clients suffering with sciatic pain. Ice reduces local inflammation, and reduces circulation to the painful area.
Simple core exercises can bring some length and stability to the spine. Secondly, they encourage the natural curvature, relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve. Stretching hamstrings and glutes along with core strengthening helps modify your posture. Additionally it decreases the pressure on your low back.
We find piriformis syndrome more often, with the same symptoms as sciatica.
It presents with the exact same symptoms and pain. However, it’s much more manageable through clinical bodywork. Try these simple stretches to address this issue.
Stretch 1: Figure 4 Stretch
- Lie on your back with both of your knees bent and your feet on the ground.
- Lift one leg and cross it just above your knee.
- Hold the thigh of the leg with the foot on the ground and pull up to your chest until you can feel the stretch in your buttocks.
- Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.
- Repeat on the opposite side.Stretch 2: Glute Stretch
- Lie on your back with both legs straight out.
- Hold one knee with your opposite hand and pull your knee up and over to the opposite shoulder.
- Hold for 10 to 30 seconds.
- Repeat on the opposite side.
Relieve your symptoms with these stretches, and if you continue to struggle with sciatica, or piriformis syndrome use the Book Now Tab to book a session with Erin at True Balance Pain Relief Clinic. We will help you eliminate your sciatic pain and get on living the life you love. Sciatic symptoms do not have to stop you. We look forward to meeting you and helping you feel your best!