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Sciatic pain is the pain that starts off at the bottom of the back and travels right down to the feet in a discomforting manner. The path of sciatic pain testifies as to the biological nature of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest single nerve in the human body. It extends unabated from the base of the spinal column right to the toes on your feet. So when sciatic pain hits you the numbness, itchiness and inflammation around the legs is a direct result of the sciatic nerve. Sciatic pain is primarily caused by sitting or standing for long periods of time, weight lifting and even toe touching exercises. Fortunately, there is relief for sciatic pain.
Exercise those leg and back muscles with hamstring exercises. Hamstring exercises are pretty simple once you get the hang of it. You lie on your back and hold the back of your thigh. Gently you then proceed to lift your entire leg, holding it at a 90 degree angle with the ground. This stretching will get rid of any numbness and is one of the best forms of nerve pain treatment.
Together with the hamstring exercise you can try out the psoas stretch. With the psoas you again lie on your back but this time you bend both knees and raise them to your chest. This helps flex lower back muscles that may have been tightened and tensed up by prolonged periods of sitting.
Acupuncture is a form of physiotherapy whereby hair thin needles are pressed into skin pores to relieve tension related conditions. Try acupuncture of the lower back, right down to the feet. The flow of blood and energy is almost instantly increased and the result is a mild comforting feeling that comes quicker than the knockout feel of an anesthetic.
Acute pain is one symptom that is hard to deal with. In most cases pain killers are swallowed as a form of solution. But ice/heat packs work better when it comes to sciatic nerve pain treatment. Gently rub the ice cold pack in the affected areas. After you have done this for a good 10 minutes you can then take your heat pack and do the same. This switching is actually a form of stretching exercise that relieves numbness or pain.
If all these don’t work you can try your hand at massage treatment. The good thing about a massage is that it helps to boost the flow of blood around the back and legs. Sciatic pain sometimes originates from an inhibited flow of blood caused by improper sitting habits or lifting of heavy weights. A massage also encourages the release of endorphins, the feel good hormones.
As an alternative you can try pharmaceutical medicines. There are drugs like naproxin that assist in fighting inflammation that comes with sciatic pain. But sometimes injections work faster if they are not excessively used. Injection treatment on the affected area can make use of epidural steroid injections.