Sciatica~The Big Pain In The...
Feeling pain that radiates from the back,through the buttocks,causing tingling in the thighs,back of the legs,loss of feeling in the feet or spasms in the calves?
Anyone of those symptoms can be caused by the sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine being compressed.
The Sciatic Nerve is the largest nerve in the spine and extends the nerve pathways into the lower back and legs.
Treatment of this pain can be done with massage,to unpinch the nerve,or you could cool the affected area with ice to get any inflammation to reduce,good old asprin works as well.
Although asprin is only a temporary relief from the sciatica through reducing inflammation at the root of the sciatica. Do not take them if you are on blood thinning medication.
Try to not lift anything or sit in a low or soft chair.
Sleeping with a pillow between the legs or under the knees may bring relief as well.
While avoiding strenuous activities,try not avoiding them more than a few days,it can actually worsen the condition from being to seditary,movement can help release the pinched nerve.
Cold packs or frozen vegetables can be massaged over the lower back and legs. Although cold therapy should be done in increments of 20 minutes and heat should be avoided until the 2nd day.