Don't wait to take action on sciatica
Studies consistently show that chiropractic is one of the best treatments for sciatic nerve pain. If you are suffering from chronic sciatica, it is a good idea to call our office in Sacramento and schedule an appointment so we can start resolving the underlying cause and help you leave pain behind. But getting in to see a chiropractor at the drop of hat is not always easy and sciatica can cause an exigent pain in need of immediate relief. Here are some tips on what to do.
Relieving sciatica in the moment
Dropping everything and dealing with your sciatica is not always a possibility. But if you are able to do something, make sure you know what you are doing!
- Use heat and ice appropriately- heat for tension, pain and to increase circulation; ice to reduce inflammation and spasming.
- Stretch! Focus on stretches that elongate the spine like child's pose and rest in these positions.
- Acupressure: there are many youtube videos and pdf guides available on the internet.
- Soak in hot water
These are all options for self-help that will not exacerbate the problem! Be very careful that you don't take an action that will aggravate your injury like aggressive exercise or weight lifting, sitting with poor posture, or ignoring the problem completely!
Let's get to the bottom of your sciatica
A comprehensive screening will help us determine what is causing your sciatic nerve pain. If you are ready to get started leaving sciatica in the rear view mirror, give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today.