If you've come across this article then either you're suffering from sciatica or someone you care about is enduring the pain. Sciatica is a very concerning condition in which one feels mild to mind-numbing pain in the sciatic nerve which extends from one's lower back to one's feet. While there are many long-term techniques to help you with the pain, the pain often ignites at times when you might not have the time to book a massage or go to visit the doctor. Here listed below are five simple ways to relieve sciatica pain.

1.   Stretching

If your sciatic pain suddenly acts up, one thing that I guarantee will help is stretching. You need to consult a chiropractor or your doctor for some personalized stretching exercises depending on your level of pain. However, since we tend to google the solutions to our problems, you should make sure that while stretching you should only push yourself to the point that you may feel a slight stretch or a tingling sensation. If you push it too far, it may further irritate your sciatic nerve.

2.   CBD

CBD, commonly known as cannabinoids, has become quite famous over the past few years. While it is not a permanent solution, it can help you get rid of the pain for the time being. However, you should consult your doctor before you try it as there are different ways to take it, and different dosages affect you differently. I find inhaling CBD to be most beneficial; you can also use its capsules or oil to help relieve the pain. If you find it hard to get your hands on it at your nearby dispensaries, visit the Lotusland Club and get rid of that awful pain.

3.   Correcting Posture

Due to the fact that most of the world's population is spending half of their lives on their laptops and phones, we have very disrupted postures. Slouching results in unnecessary stress on the sciatic nerve, and therefore, ignites pain. If you work on making your posture better, the stress on the nerve will lift, and you'll feel much better. So, whenever you realize you're not sitting properly, fix your posture.

4.   Pain Killers

Some people have reservations with regard to using pain killers if they experience sciatica. If you need an easy fix to your pain, then pain killers are one of the best options. Anti-inflammatory drugs that you can get without prescription often have little to no side effects and can get you through a whole day of work easily. 

5.   Staying Active

This point cannot be stressed upon enough, most of us tend to take the bed when we experience pain, and that isn't the best thing to do. One should try staying as active as possible and continue doing daily tasks as being in bed doesn’t take the burden off the sciatic nerve and results in prolonged period of pain.

While the above-mentioned ways can keep you going for a while, you should never take such pains lightly. Consult your doctor at your first convenience and figure out a short term and long term plan with their help.

About the Author:

This article was written by Julie, who regularly shares advice on physical health. A young therapist by trade still practicing her craft, psychoanalyzing people, discussing everyday life induced stress and why marijuana should be legal. You can find more about her at https://lotuslandclub.com/.

 

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